Burkina Faso star Traore signs for Villa

Bertrand Traore (r) has left Lyon and signed for EPL club Aston Villa.
Bertrand Traore (r) has left Lyon and signed for EPL club Aston Villa.

Aston Villa have signed Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from French top-flight club Lyon subject to international clearance, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

No fee was disclosed but media reports put it at around $A30 million.

"We're delighted that Bertrand has chosen to come to Villa," manager Dean Smith said. "He's a player with immense talent who will really enhance our attacking options."

Traore began his career with Villa's Premier League rivals Chelsea and has also had loan spells with Dutch clubs Vitesse Arnhem and Ajax Amsterdam.

The 25-year-old striker follows the arrival of Ollie Watkins from second-tier Brentford for a club record $A50 million earlier this month.

Villa launch their league campaign at home against Sheffield United on Monday.

Australian Associated Press