Aston Villa have signed forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon for an undisclosed fee, widely reported to be £17m.
Burkina Faso international Traore began his senior career with Villa’s Premier League rivals Chelsea and has also had loan spells with Dutch clubs Vitesse and Ajax.
The 25-year-old boosts Villa’s attacking options further following the arrival of Ollie Watkins from Brentford for a club-record £28million earlier this month.
Details of Traore’s contract at Villa Park have not been announced by the club.
Dean Smith told Villa’s website: “We’re delighted that Bertrand has chosen to come to Villa.
“He’s a player with immense talent who will really enhance our attacking options.”
Villa escaped relegation on the final day of last season after winning promotion through the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.
The club have also recently signed goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and Matty Cash. Those four deals have taken their total summer outlays to just short of the £80m mark.
Villa kick off their top-flight campaign at home to Sheffield United on Monday evening.
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Jack Grealish has conceded it had been 50-50 he would remain at the club amid strong interest from Manchester United.
Speaking after helping Villa see off Burton 3-1 in the Carabao Cup, Grealish said a conversation with the club’s owner over the weekend convinced him to stay.