The young Aston Villa player has been speaking having recently arrived in England.
The 19-year-old arrived at Villa Park in the summer from Spanish giants Barcelona and he has so far made three appearances for Tim Sherwood’s side, scoring one goal to date.
In time Traore has all the attributes to become one of the best players on Villa’s books – an exciting, strong and innately talented wide player with the confidence to take on and beat his man time and time again.
That will of course take time, as will his decision on his international future, as it turns out.
Speaking to the BBC recently, the Villa youngster said, “A decision about international football isn’t something I am thinking about right now.
“My priority is to concentrate on what I do for Aston Villa because that is the most significant part of my professional career.”
That will no doubt be music to the ears of Villa fans hoping Traore lives up to his considerable potential.
Traore is able to play for Spain or Mali but any decision will clearly be put on the back-burner until he has settled in at Villa Park.