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New Aston Villa signing Bertrand Traore "has everything", according to his former Chelsea team-mate John Terry, who watched him scorea goal on his debut for his new club in the Carabao Cup third round victory at Bristol City.
Traore, who previously played at Stamford Bridge before moving to France, took just 14 minutes of his Villa career to get on the scoresheet and produced an impressive all-round performance before being replaced with 20 minutes to go.
Terry, who played alongside the Burkina Faso international at Chelsea between 2013 and 2017, said he had played a key role in getting Traore to move to Villa Park having already known all about his qualities.
He said after the win on Thursday night: "Bertrand's come in tonight and put in a good performance for someone who hasn't played a lot - to come in and get the goal tops it off. He was excellent.
"I wouldn't say I pushed for the transfer, I know my role at the football club. I advise and we want bigger and better players in the building. I've had previous with him and I gave a good character reference as well.
"He was someone at Chelsea whowas very hungry. He had the desire to prove himself at the top and he went away and he's got that opportunity now at Aston Villa. Personally and professionally we're delighted to have him.
"He's proven himself at Chelsea, making an immediate impact at such a young age when he came in. He has everything: the pace, strength and the willingness to go and prove himself at the very top.
"He has that quality, pace to run in behind. He can isolate people in one-on-one situations. We havethat over on the other side with Jack Grealish.
"He can produce that and thatcan free Jack up as well, especially when we get that switch of play through quickly during games. He's got that potential to beat players, score amazing goals and, hopefully, we'll see a bit more of that.