European giants join Arsenal in the race for Lyon ace

Juventus and Real Madrid have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Lyon star, Houssem Aouar.

The 22-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising young midfielders in the world at the moment.

He starred for Lyon as they reached the semifinal of this season’s Champions League even though they didn’t end the last Ligue 1 season in a European place.

Lyon is known for being a selling club as long as their asking price is met and the French side will not stand in his way if he wants to leave.

Mundo Deportivo claims that Real Madrid and Juventus have joined the chase, although the article focuses more on the interest from the former side.

It claims that because the midfielder is from the same African country as Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane -Algeria, he idolizes the French manager which gives Madrid the edge in the race.

Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his options this summer ahead of his first full season as Arsenal’s manager and a new midfielder is one type of player that he will love to have.

Aouar will fit the bill at Arsenal as he is young and energetic and can be developed even further by Arteta.

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6 Comments

  1. Ibrahim A.Y.Bangura says:

    why the player is still at Lille?

  2. Grandad says:

    If Aouar ends up at RM, it might encourage them to offer us Ceballos.

  3. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Arsenal should scout better than that, so far they cannot compete with giants with larger budgets and CL football for obvious targets.
    Decision making is slow.

  4. RSH says:

    Highly unlikely we will win this one. Hope we dont waste too much time pursuing him.

    1. Whadever says:

      That wouldn’t be very Arsenal would it? I imagine we’ll ware a full month gaffing around after him, only to see him go to Juve at the last hour, RM will need to keep Ceballos, Partey will renew with Athletico and we’ll end up with the overpaid underperforming German who doesn’t even want to play as our second CM.

      This is the way.

  5. Kstix says:

    Lol.where we even in the race to begin with? I don’t believe nothing anymore till I see it on AFC official pages. This is just false hope and even if we were in the race, we’ve lost already knowing who Arsenal is (masters of penny pinching and time wasting) and who the other race competitors are. So thanks but no thanks, we’re done for.

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