Houssem Aouar to Arsenal latest

  • was last updated 10 September 2020

Arsenal will make initial Aouar bid of more than €40m

Arsenal will make an initial bid of more than €40m to sign Houssem Aouar soon, with Mikel Arteta making the midfielder his priority signing.

Houssem Aouar has reportedly told Lyon he wants to leave the club this summer and Arsenal are still the only club to have made an official approach for him.

Reportedly wanted by Manchester City and Juventus, Arsenal are the only club to have made an actual proposal too Aouar’s club when they asked if they fancied taking Matteo Guendouzi off our hands along with some play money and Lyon laughed.

L’Equipe now report that Lyon are growing to accept that they will have to reluctantly accept they will have to sell Aoura bu they want €60m for him and don’t seem best inclined to take anything less.

Still, the closer the end of the transfer window gets and the more it looks like they might be lumped with an unhappy player, the more they might consider their position.

Houssem Aouar to Arsenal latest

Lyon have reportedly blocked Arsenal’s latest offer of cash plus a player to sign Houssem Aouar and now Pep Guardiola and Manchester City want to get inolved.

According to the Daily Mail on 10 September, Manchester City are “‘set to battle Arsenal to £54m signing of Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar’ with Pep Guardiola desperate to steal Frenchman away from former assistant Mikel Arteta.”

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Arsenal and Edu are reportedly locked in talks with Lyon trying to sign Houssem Aouar for Mikel Arteta.

Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar attends a training session at the Restelo training ground in Lisbon on August 18, 2020 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League semifinal football match between Lyon and Bayern Munich. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / various sources / AFP)
Lyon’s French midfielder Houssem Aouar attends a training session at the Restelo training ground in Lisbon on August 18, 2020 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League semifinal football match between Lyon and Bayern Munich. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / various sources / AFP)

According to L’Equipe, Arsenal made a bid of £25m plus Matteo Guendouzi last week. That wasn’t accepted.

Lyon only want cash.

That might benefit Manchester City who also want him and have a lot of cash.

Le10Sport in France claim Aouar would quite like a move to Juventus if he had the choice. Fabrizio Romano reports that there’s currently ‘nothing’ in the links between Aouar and Juventus, who were meant to be one of the main contenders for his signing.

Aouar’s Juventus desire would also exclude the Premier League move he’s said to want. Romano adds that Aouar certainly wants to move to the Premier League. Though no one is offering the €60m required to get it done yet.

Abdellah Boulma agrees that Aouar would prefer to play in a Premier League club, with Manchester City and Arsenal the leading contenders. Boulma gives a slightly different asking price of €50m but suggests Lyon won’t negotiate for less.

As things stand, Arsenal are reportedly the only club to make formal contact with Lyon over the signing of Houssem Aouar, the aforementioned swap deal inolving Matteo Guendouzi.

Football.London report that Edu is ‘locked in talks’ regarding the signing.

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Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)
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  • Age: 22
  • Position: Central midfield
  • Secondary positions: Attacking midfield, left midfield
  • Foot: Right
  • Agent: Wasserman
  • Contract until: 2023
  • Market value: £44.55m
  • International: Capped at u17 and u21 level for France. Also holds Algerian citizenship.
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What else the journalists in the know say about Houssem Aouar to Arsenal

Houssem Aouar to Arsenal? Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)
(Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

“The Arsenal board is in love with Aouar, Mikel Arteta is in love with Aouar, so for sure they will try,” Fabrizio Romano said.

“I think it’s difficult about Auoar, because we were talking about €50 million for Thomas Partey, if we’re speaking about Aouar, we’re around €60 or €70 million so I think it would be so difficult to take Aouar.”

Lyon youngster Houssem Aouar keeps in regular contact with Alexandre Lacazette

From the Daily Cannon Archive Nov 7, 2017

The 19-year-old midfielder is another graduate of the Lyon academy and has been making strides in their first-team this season.

As he was rising through the ranks, he had Alexandre Lacazette, another Lyon academy graduate, to look up to.

He remains in regular contact with the striker, and has explained he’s been a big help in helping him settle into first team life.

“He wrote to me a lot. He explained to me that all the great players have gone through difficult times in their careers,” Aouar said, as reported by Tribal Football.

“As soon as I joined the squad, Alex took me under his wing. We did not cut the contact after his departure and he was there at times when it was a little more difficult to cheer me up and motivate me for the future.”

Aouar made his first-team debut for Lyon in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League last season. He went on to make his league debut towards the end of the season, playing left wing in a game at Bastia.

This season (17/18), he’s become a first-team regular. The Lyon midfielder has 10 appearances in all competitions, with seven of them coming in Ligue 1. It won’t be long until he’s being linked with every top club in Europe, in my opinion.

He can play in the middle of the park or on the left flank, and is a very technical player. Aouar was born in Lyon, but is of Algerian descent and could choose to play for Algeria instead.

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