Chelsea announced on Monday night that striker Bertrand Traore had completed a permanent move to French side Lyon.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 26, 2017
The attacker made his debut for the Blues in September 2015 in a Champions League tie against Maccabi Tel Aviv and went on to score four goals in 16 appearances in all competitions that season.
However, Antonio Conte decided a loan move would be the best option for the 21-year-old last summer and the Burkina Faso international joined Dutch giants Ajax.
Despite helping them to the Europa League final and netting 13 times in 35 outings in all competitions, it wasn’t enough to convince the Premier League champions to keep hold of him.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the exit via social media, and while many are disappointed that the club has sold yet another youth product who was barely given a chance in the first team, others are hoping he will return to the Bridge soon.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
With the inflation of the marked, it should have been 20mil at least. Also why are we letting our most talented players go on sale?!
— Blueboy (@mrEH98) June 26, 2017
disappointed with this boys, won't forget those goals in pre-season when he was a trialist hope to see him back
— Ben (@CriminalCosta) June 26, 2017
Shame it didn't work out huge talent
— sign anyone at all (@MyNanHasNoLegs2) June 26, 2017
Poor! Should never have let him go!
— JOSHUA MURPHY (@Murphy90_) June 26, 2017
Bring him back soon please
— ㅤ (@siIlinho) June 26, 2017
Incredible talent. We really should be looking to hold on to players like this.
— Complete Chelsea (@CompleteChelsea) June 26, 2017
Allergic to youth promotions! Unbelievable
— Croc Droc (@Blizeeblazae) June 26, 2017
He is a special talent. Never given a chance!
— Adam Humphreys (@AdHumphreysSOT) June 26, 2017