Liverpool join Manchester City in race for Lyon star Houssem Aouar
Liverpool are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems in the transfer window.
The latest reports in England suggest that Liverpool have joined Manchester City in race for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.
The 21-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
The midfielder has featured in 37 matches for Lyon this term, netting 9 goals and providing 7 assists in all competitions.
The 21-year-old has long been touted as one of France’s most promising young talents.
Aouar has represented France at Under-17 and Under-21 level, winning 15 caps and scoring 4 goals.
The France international has been in impressive form for Lyon this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Klopp wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Aouar will offer the Liverpool boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Liverpool are joining the race to sign Lyon star Houssem Aouar. The attacking midfielder is a much wanted man this summer, with Manchester City said to be on his tail. But now L’Equipe claims that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are also coming into the equation. Aouar is not going to be in the Champions League with Lyon next season, as they are outside the top spots in Ligue 1, which is cancelled for the rest of the season. It means the 21-year-old could be ready to move, especially if Jean Michel Aulas has to sell to balance the books. The Reds could be an even more enticing prospect for Aouar with their end to end style of play.”
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Lyon would be wise to keep the France international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Liverpool?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Given Aouar’s talent and potential, he would be a very good signing for Liverpool in the long run.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Liverpool.
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.
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