Big development means Arsenal could complete Aouar transfer deal for summer bargain
There has been some big news emerge which have suggested that Arsenal could land Houssem Aouar on the cheap in the summer.
It is no secret that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is a massive fan of Aouar and wanted the board to sanction a transfer move either in the summer, or the January window, to get a transfer deal done.
Lyon wanted £55million for his signature in the summer, a fee that was more than what Arsenal paid to release Thomas Partey from his Atletico Madrid deal, and with Covid hitting the club in the inter window, they did not intend to pay that fee in January either.
The next summer is another time for the Gunners to try to sign him again though, and Football London claims that there may be a chance for the Gunners board to land the Frenchman for a much smaller fee than that £55 million asking price.
This is because the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and the shortfall from TV rights has seen Lyon lose money, and The report claims that the French giants lost £96million in their last financial year and they might be forced to cash in on some of their stars to balance the books.
And the reports also go on to suggest that a fee of £35-40 million could be enough to get a deal done for the midfielder.
Look, this is the type of player that Arsenal need to be signing in the transfer windows to get back in that hunt for the Premier League title, so if the reports are true and they could get him for a bargain they should make a move.
He will move to a big club, so Arsenal should get a deal done now before they simply cannot afford the lad.