Houssem Aouar is expected to leave Olympique Lyonnais during the upcoming summer transfer window. Liverpool and Arsenal have been keeping tabs on Aouar for several months now. Arsenal and Liverpool have discovered that the Lyon midfielder will be available for just £30 million during the summer transfer window. As the season draws to a close, his future at Lyon remains uncertain. If Jean-Michel Aulas is not against his midfielder leaving, it would no longer be a priority.
Houssem Aouar has finally found a starting place in the group of Olympique Lyonnais. The 22-year-old player did not hide his pleasure. Braked by Covid and a long injury to the adductors, Aouar lost his central place in the squad of Rudi Garcia.
But after multiple difficulties, the French international showed his face against Lorient last weekend (4-1). By scoring a goal, his first since March, showing that he has not lost all his qualities.
“I’m happy to be back on the field, it’s been a while since I started a game and played for so long. I will try to bring the maximum to the team. “ – said Aouar.
Liverpool ready to fight Arsenal to have Houssem Aouar
Liverpool is in the running for Aouar, as a real revolution is being prepared at Anfield next season. Liverpool wants to considerably regenerate its squad to challenge for the title again next season. Thus, Jürgen Klopp would like to revitalize his midfield with Houssem Aouar. A player with a very technical profile that greatly appeals to the German manager. The Reds see the Lyon midfielder as the ideal replacement for Wijnaldum.
Lyon could not reach an agreement for the player last summer when they valued him at €60 million. Olympique now really needs funds and could ask for a price as low as €30 million.
The Red Devils will have competition. Juve and Arsenal are still in the equation, and, surely, they will not be the only ones. Even Real Madrid has been linked with the 22-year-old French international due to the influence of Zinedine Zidane.
Aouar could be a huge help. Liverpool need a creative spark who can carry the ball to support the attack, especially if Wijnaldum, as expected, leaves this summer. He impressed with his dribbling skills in last year’s Champions League. This season, his dribbling numbers in Ligue 1 are down, but his key passes are up slightly. Aouar already has enough quality to play important minutes for Liverpool.
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