Premier League Clubs are in bidding war with each other as the Olympique Lyon midfielder is on their radar
The transfer talks continue amidst the pandemic that hit the world. Clubs are trying to secure their bet for the next season. And the Premier League Clubs might have found a gem to contest for among themselves.
It is claimed that Liverpool gaffer Klopp has seen the Ligue 1 star as a long-term option in midfield. The player will look to replace veteran duo James Milner and Adam Lallana this summer. Milner aged 34, is in the swansong stage of his career. Also, Lallana will go out of contract at the end of the season. Naby Keita has suffered from a number of injury casualties at Anfield and could be sold to free up funds for a replacement.
The midfield maestro is none other than Olympique Lyon’s Houssem Aouar. The 21-year-old is one of the most highly-regarded midfielders in Europe and has emerged as a key player for Lyon in recent seasons. He is expected to finally leave the club this summer though and three of England’s leading sides are in the race to secure his signature in a £65million deal, it is claimed.
“He is always calm with the ball at his feet with excellent technical quality.”Lionel Messi praised the rising star Houssem Aouar
According to The Sun, The Etihad Stadium maybe his next possible destination. Manchester City will face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool for signing Aouar. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is keen to add the player to his shortlist for Arsenal but they will face stiff competition financially from their Premier League rivals.
Who is Houssem Aouar?
The 21-year-old Frenchman is a first-team player in the Lyon midfield for the last three seasons. He has already racked up 133 appearances for the club in all competitions and scored 24 goals. But he is yet to make his debut for the France national team. Nevertheless, the starlet has been a regular for the Under-21 side over the last three years securing 16 appearances.
“ Houssem is a very good player. He is incredible.He is excellent. He is always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality.”Guardiola said after Manchester City faced Lyon in the UCL
Aouar’s performances have drawn attention from all over Europe especially from the Premier League Clubs. Guardiola is keen for Man City to win the race to sign Aouar after having witnessed his potential first hand. Although there is a possibility that their imminent Champions League ban may dissuade the player.
However, Lyon are growing increasingly aware that they may not be able to keep hold of one of their prized assets, which may give optimism to the Premier League trio. Juventus and Real Madrid wish to find a cheaper alternative to their target Manchester United star Paul Pogba and are scouting the Frenchman.
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