It has been a disappointing few months for Benie Traore since leaving Swedish side Hacken in the summer. Traore endured a challenging debut for his new club, Nantes, over the weekend, following his loan move from Sheffield United.
The Ivorian striker joined the French side earlier this month after struggling to secure a regular starting position at Bramall Lane.
Traore’s agreement includes an option for Nantes to make the loan move permanent.
His performance with Nantes showed promise when he assisted Florent Mollet’s equaliser in the 47th minute, responding to Shamar Nicholson’s earlier goal for Clermont at Beaujoire Stadium.
However, the Sheffield United loanee positive start took a downturn as he received a red card in the 73rd minute, following a VAR review of a reckless challenge on the left ankle of Habib Keita.
The Ivory Coast youth international has recently spoken out about his dismissal at the weekend via le10sport:
“It was hard because I had a good match with the team. We came back well in this second period. Unfortunately, I committed this uncontrolled gesture, which is dangerous. I understand my expulsion.”
Traore is a player that could be one to keep an eye over the next few years because if he can add strength to his game then he could be a decent player in the future. He has bags of pace and a low centre of gravity which defenders hate coming up against, but in the Premier League he was unsurprisingly bullied.