Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore was sent on loan to Ajax this summer in order for the youngster to get regular playing time.

The 21-year-old spent last season at Chelsea following a loan spell with Vitesse, but rarely featured for the Premier League side.

Speaking to Voetbal International Traore explained his decision to sign for the Eredivisie giants.

He said: “My contract was extended and I had to be sent on loan so that I can get a starting place at Chelsea in the future. There were other clubs in England, but I found Ajax was the best option.”

Traore, who had two spells with Vitesse in the Eredivisie, insists the attacking football played in the Netherlands is similar to the Premier League.

He added: “For me, Ajax is the best thing that can happen to me now. Playing in an attacking team, in a league like the Premier League.”

“Netherlands is the country for talent. I’ve noticed this for a few years. Here, everything is focused on football, which is great for an attacker. That’s why I wanted to secure a move to Ajax.”

Traore has featured eight times so far this season for Ajax, scoring one goal, and would certainly be hoping to make a bigger impact soon.