The 29 year old signed a three-year contract with Renaissance Sportive de Berkane (RSB) in August.
In an interview with So Foot, the international striker said that he called Herve Renard, who told him to join RSB “without fear.”
The footballer said that he experienced a successful start with his new club. He said, “for the moment, it’s going well: I played my first match in the CAF Cup” against a Sudanese team, Al Hilal.
“We won 2-0, I scored. And on August 25, I played my first league match against Oujda (1-1.)”
Despite the many offers he received, Traore said he did not regret joining Morocco’s RSB.
“No, no … I was very well received by the players, the staff, the supporters. The championship seems to be of a good level. Morocco also has beautiful stadiums.
“For an African, it’s something special to live such an experience. I arrived very young in Europe, and there I played CAF Cup matches. We will participate in the quarterfinals. Frankly, I think it’s a great experience to live,” he said.
The player also played for Monaco on loan in 2015 and Kayserispor, as well as Qatar’s Al-Markhiya.
Traore also shared with So Foot why he exited Qatari’s Al Markhiya.
He said that the team asked him last winter to lower his salary. “I refused. I had about fifteen months left in my contract.
“I was paid three months salary, and I left. I came back to France and I trained with the reserve team in Lyon.”
He also opened up about why he left the French league, emphasizing that he had to “go away” as he experienced a difficult experience in Lorient, “when Sylvain Ripoll became number 1.”
He added that coach Ripoll has “dismissed” him.
“I never knew why. Besides, one day, I would like to have a discussion with him, to understand.”