Olympique Lyon linked with surprise move for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi
Matteo Guendouzi is a target for Olympique Lyon in the summer transfer window.
According to the football transfer rumours in British and French media, Olympique Lyon are linked with surprise move for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
The 21-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The France international joined Arsenal from Lorient for a fee in the region of 8 million euros in July 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.
The midfielder has featured in 34 matches for Arsenal this term, providing three assists in all competitions.
The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France.
Matteo Guendouzi has represented France at Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 23 caps and scoring two goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Lyon.
The report details that Rudi Garcia feels his midfield currently lacks some bite and that he could strengthen this summer. Garcia is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
Matteo Guendouzi has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to the report, “Olympique Lyon are eyeing Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. Frozen out by Gunners manager Mikel Arteta for disciplinary problems, Guendouzi is expected to be sold this summer. The former Lorient prospect has been linked with PSG, along with Barcelona and Real Madrid. However, Foot01 says OL have come forward and have an advantage as coach Rudi Garcia can offer the youngster a realistic chance of regular first team football. OL see Guendouzi as a direct replacement for the much-coveted Houssem Aouar.”
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Lyon have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the France international.
Good signing for Olympique Lyon?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
This could be a very interesting move, Guendouzi has lots of potential and Lyon could be the perfect place for him to develop as a player.
Olympique Lyon fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in the next few weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.