Ex-Gunner offers to drive £54 million to the Emirates if Arsenal agree fee this summer
Kevin Campbell has offered to drive Houssem Aouar to the Emirates if Arsenal agree to sign him this 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.
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.
Now, amid the speculation, Campbell has offered to drive Aouar to the Emirates if Arsenal agree to sign him this summer, He told Football Insider: “Listen, for that price I will drive over and pick him up myself.
“He was valued at £50million last summer so £17million? You are laughing.
“This is Covid for you. Their chairman wanted to keep him and was playing a game with Arsenal. Now, all of a sudden he has had to drop his price tag. Lyon, like a lot of French clubs, are struggling.
“I still think Aouar is a top player. He is a dynamic midfielder who I would bring in.
“There are going to be exits at Arsenal so we need quality options in the midfield. He certainly fits the bill.”
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.