Armand Is R Man
Finally after waiting the weekend for his signature, Armand Traore becomes the R's latest summer signing. The 21 year old left back penned a 3 year deal at Rangers this lunchtime.
Traore was made to wait for the move due to Arsenal being down to their bare bones at Old Trafford and was on the wrong end of the 8-2 battering to Man United. Traore seemed to keep himself out of harms way and didn't do anything to jeopardise his move to West London.
Its safe to say that he would eight two be an Arsenal player for any longer than he would have to be. Excuse the poor joke!
Traore began his career in the youth ranks at Racing Paris and Monaco before moving to Arsenal in 2005 and going on to sign a professional contract in 2006. In his five year spell playing for Arsenal he wasn't given much game time and only managed to make 13 goalless appearances. In 2008 he was loaned out to Portsmouth to gain first team experience where he made 19 appearances playing as left midfielder, scoring his only Premier League goal against Sunderland. In 2010 he was once again loaned out but this time to Italian side Juventus for the season where he spent the majority of his time on the bench, subsequently only making 10 appearances in his time there. Traore has been capped by France at U19 and U21 level before making a single appearance for his native Senegal in 2011.
Traore told the Official QPR Website :-
"When I talked to Neil Warnock he was very passionate about what I could bring to the Club.
"He was very motivated about playing me week in, week out, and that's what I need at this stage of my career.
"I've not been able to prove and show what I'm all about because I've been at two big, big Clubs like Juventus and Arsenal.
"I'm looking forward to coming here and playing regular football.
"The ambition of the new owners and the calibre of players they are signing is something that really attracted me to the Club."
Traore will wear the number 13 shirt.
Welcome to QPR Armand, we wish you every success in the famous blue and white hoops!!