Target of Arsenal, who made several insufficient offers, Houssem Aouar is not unhappy to stay at OL.
At 22, after 3 full seasons at high level with OL (139 matches in all competitions, 24 goals), Houssem Aouar was intended to leave his training club during this “summer” transfer window which ends on Monday evening. The midfielder has long been heralded in the sights of Manchester city, who would have been prepared to put 60 million euros on the table. But Pep Guardiola then focused his efforts on recruiting a center-back.
It was 50 million or nothing
The management of the Lyon club therefore awaited solicitations from other major clubs for the prodigy from his “academy”. It is therefore Arsenal who has shown interest in recent weeks, with a Mikel Arteta particularly seduced by the profile of Houssem Aouar. Except that the Gunners never aligned themselves with the starting price set by Jean-Michel Aulas: 50 million euros. An ultimatum was set for this Saturday noon, it was lifted.
Contrary to Memphis depay, Houssem Aouar is satisfied to continue the adventure at home, as indicated by RMC Sport. And for good reason. The native of the capital of Gaul of Algerian origin is particularly motivated by the idea of playing Euro 2020 with the France team, he who has been called again by Didier Deschamps for the next rally. The discovery of another club and of the Premier League could obviously have destabilized him and made him lose his place in the national team, where competition is tough …
While waiting for Real Madrid?
This career plan holds up. The number 8 des Gones is one of the stars of his team, one of the technical leaders and one of the captains chosen by Rudi Garcia. If he confirms his talent during another season in Ligue 1, Aouar will perhaps still be in the sights of Arsenal, but also of larger clubs, which play the Champions League, such as Manchester City, therefore, and even Real Madrid of a Zinédine Zidane who is also seduced.
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