Aston Villa is looking to offload midfielder Bertrand Traore. This news comes amidst rumors of Steven Gerrard looking for a change in the squad at Villa Park. Traore seems to be the most obvious man for the exit after failing to make an impact in his season at Villa.
Steven Gerrard is keen on “recycling” the squad. He is determined to make Villa a competitor for the League trophy. And a major part of this play is to offload players who have underperformed consistently this season. Bertrand Traore is one such player.
Inconsistency, Injuries and a strong transfer rumour to Fenerbache are the major reason for the speculation
Aston Villa finished 14th in the league. After a promising start, the season turned out to be a disappointing one for Villa. Steven Gerrard cannot risk this happening again this season. Hence, is looking to strengthen the Villa squad.
Aston Villa’s midfield needs some polish. The arrival of Boubacar Kamara looks promising. But uncertainty still remains on the future of Douglas Luiz, Morgan Sanson, Trezeguet, and McGinn
Scrutiny for Traore’s performance at Villa
Bertrand Traore has had an underwhelming season for Villa. The attacking midfielder had an inspiring season at Lyon. The performance at Lyon impressed Villa a lot. They paid £17 m for his move to Villa Park in 2020. He had a promising start for Aston Villa, scoring on his debut against Bristol City. But since then, he has failed to impress. Traore also has been linked with a move to Fenerbache
He has shown promise, such as his calm and cool finish against West Brom. But these moments of promise have been too few and too infrequent.
Villa upgrading their squad
Steven Gerrard is hoping to take the club to amazing heights this season. To achieve this, he needs players with high caliber and consistency. While Traore has caliber, what he lacks is consistency. This means that he is a surplus to the side and an easy target for the offloading exercise being carried out by Gerrard at Villa Park