Official | Bertrand Traoré joins İstanbul Başakşehir on loan from Aston Villa

As announced in an official club statement, Aston Villa have sent forward Bertrand Traoré on loan to İstanbul Başakşehir FK until the end of the season.

RMC Sport reported on Friday that former Traoré was to sign for Turkish club Başakşehir on loan, with a medical scheduled that same day in Istanbul.

The Süper Lig side had stepped up talks in the last few days  in order to get the 26-year-old’s approval on the move, amid interest from local rivals Galatasaray and Beşiktaş as well. In Turkey, Traoré will notably play in Europe, with the club having qualified for the Conference League.

The former Ajax and Chelsea loanee in 2016/17 signed for Villa in 2020 from Lyon, where he made 126 appearances and scored 33 goals, providing 16 assists in total in France. After joining the Premier League side, the Burkina Faso international played 18 games for the English side, scoring eight goals in his first season at the club, while providing seven assists. 

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