Big news for Arsenal fans as Frenchman to leave Champions before close of transfer window
The big news coming out of France is that Arsenal target Houssem Aouar could be set to leave Lyon before the window closes.
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.
However, there has been alot of rumours over the past few months that Aouar wants to leave the French club this summer and with his contract running down, reports have claimed that he could be worth just £17 million this summer
As per RMC Sport, the Frenchman is among multiple players that could be shown the exit door as director of sport Juninho looks to resolve an attitude problem in the dressing room.
Amid the speculation Arsenal have been given the green light to try and get a transfer deal done after Lyon boss Peter Bosz recently opened up and admitted that the tricky Frenchman can leave this summer if a big offer comes in
“Aouar? He can leave, this is modern football. Up until the last moment, he can leave,” Bosz told French outlet butfootball.fr.
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.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out, but Arsenal would be massive fools to not even make a move for the player