Bournemouth player Hamed junior Traore has joined Italian side Napoli on loan until the end of the season.
Napoli have the option to buy for £22 million, should Traore impress before the end of the season. If the Italian champions make the move permanent, Bournemouth will have recouped the fee they paid for him this summer.
The Ivorian has struggled for game time in his one and a half year stint at Bournemouth, having made 13 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal against Swansea in the EFL Cup.
Traore is familiar to Italy, beginning his career at Empoli before joining Sassuolo having made 140 appearances in the Italian top flight.
The Naples side have underperformed this season, finding themselves in 8th and only scoring 30 goals in 20 games. A far cry from their title winning campaign, Traore will be confident he can break into the starting eleven in an effort to push the ‘Azzurri’ towards the Champions League places.
The Cherries put out a statement that read: “Everyone connected with AFC Bournemouth wishes Hamed well for the remainder of the season.”