Traore was announced on a five-year deal from Barcelona, with Sherwood further improving his squad options ahead of the end of the summer transfer window.
The player has explained that the boss has left a positive impression on him, as he looks forward to getting his teeth into Premier League football.
“I felt very comfortable talking to him. We will work very well together,” he told avfc.co.uk.
“I feel he trusts me a lot. I want to pay that back. When you know someone has belief in you and likes the way you play, it is great to work together.”
“I want to do my part in growing this team. I want to do great work for this club.”
A big challenge facing Traore
It’s going to be a real challenge for Traore to have an instant impact over this Aston Villa side.
The Premier League is likely to provide a higher pace and greater physical challenges to anything the player has experienced before and he will need to be patient as he looks to produce his best form.
Sherwood has already created a positive because he’s made himself approachable to the club’s new player.
That makes communication easier in terms of how the player and the boss interact with each other to ensure he’s got a better chance of having an impact over the team.
Sherwood is also someone who will keep him on his toes in terms of his position in the squad, positively challenging him to show why he deserves a place in the side.