Chelsea starlet Traore scores first goal of professional career


Bertrand Traore has scored the first goal of his pro career for Vitesse Arnhem.

Chelsea have had talented Burkinabe midfielder Bertrand Traore on their books for a while now - but it was only on the 1st of January this year that they finally managed to snap him up on a permanent deal.

Prior to that the starlet could not receive a work permit for the club - but a pre-contract agreement was found in October 2013 after the 18-year-old had shone during the clubs pre-season campaign.

But the Chelsea first team is certainly a difficult place to make your home - especially as a relatively unknown teen.

So he was sent off to play for Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem - where many a Chelsea youngster has recently plied their trade.

And yesterday, after nine appearances for the club, he finally scored his first professional goal of his career.

He equalised for Vitesse in the 67th minute against sc Heerenveen after goals from Alfred Finnbogason and Bilal Basacikoglu had given the away side the lead despite Mike Havenaar’s 30th minute opener.

Here is his cool finish…

Bertrand Traore by goalsandmore

“Yeah, I waited a long time for this goal and I’m happy for my first goal for Vitesse…” was his reaction after the game.

Chelsea fans will hope this first goal is one of many in an illustrious career.

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