Chelsea have completed a move in signing Bertrand Traore on a four-and-a-half year deal on the opening day of the transfer window.
The 18-year-old had agreed a deal to sign for the west London club in November after impressing as a trialist. He also played in all the three matches when Chelsea toured Asia during the summer. Traore completed his move to the Blues from Association Jeunes Espoirs De Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso in the African continent.
The attacking midfielder has amassed 10 caps since making his international debut for Burkina Faso at the age of 15 in September 2011. The youngster also featured as a substitute in one game during the African Cup of Nations in 2012.
The Blues's latest addition expressed his delight after completed his move to Stamford Bridge.
"I was very happy. It was a good experience with all the senior players and I learned a lot from them. I was very proud, so it was a dream for me to be there every day and playing games. Of course I was a little bit nervous but after two or three days I was okay," Traore told Chelsea's official website.
"On the pitch I was comfortable, I wasn't nervous once I was on the pitch. Jose Mourinho spoke a lot during training and he is one of the best managers, maybe the best in the world. He is a very good person and it is a dream for me to work with him. I can now say I am living a dream."
Traore has admitted that he can play in the attacking position or out on the wings after admitting that Chelsea star Oscar, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard are few of his favourite players.
"I'm an attacking midfielder. I can play in the number 10 position, I can play on the wings and I'm good on the ball. I can shoot well and am strong in a one v one situation, so I can score goals," the 18-year-old concluded.
"My favourite players are Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil and Eden Hazard. They're very good players and I am trying to be like them. At Chelsea I look to follow the way of some African legends like Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and now Samuel Eto'o."