The 23-year-old moved to Goodison Park on a temporary deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco earlier in January, despite interest from West Ham, among others.
"There were other clubs interested but Everton were there and they had a good possibility of getting into Europe," Traore told the press.
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"I like the style of play and the technical side, which is played here at Everton. Also, I looked at where they are in the league, so I think with that emphasis on skill and passing game I can settle in as quickly as possible.
"When I first found out Monaco wanted to loan me, as soon as I found it, was the English league I dreamed of playing in. It's a league which gets lots of top players and gets a lot of media coverage throughout the world and it's a dream to be here."
Traore also suggested that he could remain at Goodison Park past the end of the current season and stated his ambition to challenge for a spot in the Ivory Coast's World Cup squad.
"I do belong to Monaco but it's a loan for six months so it's a case of looking where we are at the end of the season," he added. "I'm here to work hard and it's important I get some game time. I want to perform at my top level.
"The World Cup is looming and all players involved will be wanting a chance to get there."