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Midfield powerhouse who was formerly with Paris Saint-Germain and has been capped by France at youth levels.
Despite taking part in the 2017 summer training camp in Austria, his signing was delayed until late-November. Traore made his debut in a Premier League Cup defeat to Wolves before making his Under-18 Premier League bow in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool in December at The Cliff. An unfortunate injury against Newcastle in February 2018 meant he struggled to gain any momentum in his first year at the club. He did return to the side during the latter stages of the season and gained an Under-18 Premier League Northern Division winners' medal. A second year at that level allowed him to really settle in England, learning the language and becoming a regular in the team. Indeed, he managed to make 25 appearances (contributing four goals) and helped Nicky Butt's side win their UEFA Youth League. Traore was also blooded in the Under-23s, appearing three times and gaining more valuable experience.