Courted by the biggest European teams during the summer, Houssem Aouar is finally happy to stay an extra season at OL. And determined to make her beautiful.
The last days of the summer transfer window – which exceptionally closed on October 5 – were not easy for Houssem Aouar. Announced very close to signing with Arsenal, but also on the shelves of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus Turin, the new French international has ultimately made the decision to continue his adventure with theOlympique Lyonnais an additional season.
“I’m happy, this is my city, this is my club”
At the microphone of Téléfoot this Sunday, the 22-year-old midfielder made his choice. “There is no disappointment in not leaving,” he said. I’m happy, it’s my city, it’s my club so it’s a great pride to represent this team. I am very motivated to have a good season with OL. It wasn’t Arsenal or anything else although in the end it was about it therefore we had to make a choice. I talked a lot with Juninho, he shows me the confidence he has in me every day so it’s necessarily, it’s a pleasure to work with him. Staying with him for a season or more is a great source of pride. “
“We are aiming for the podium at least”
Now fully concerned by the new 2020-2021 financial year with his training club, Aouar has displayed his ambitions: “We are aiming for the podium at least. OL are one of the biggest French clubs so they have to be as high as possible. We are already motivated to catch up with our start of the year. This is just the beginning, we will work to get back to the top“. After six days of Ligue 1, the Gones poit to 14th place in the standings with only 7 points on the clock.
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