Lyon Director opens up and announces there is real risk £42 million Arsenal target Aouar could leave this summer
Lyon director Juninho has admitted there’s a risk Arsenal target Houssem Aouar could leave this summer.
After being nurtured by the club’s famous academy — which has been responsible for producing some of Europe’s current top players including Alexandre Lacazette, Karim Benzema, and Corentin Tolisso — Aoaur started to realize the value of his ability, and n 2015, aged 17, he made his first appearance for Lyon B.
In the 2017-2018 season, in the absence of Tolisso who had just moved to Bayern Munich, he made 31 starts in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League, scoring seven goals and producing six assists — and the following season, his stock further increased as he made 44 appearances, scored seven goals, and made seven assists.
With Arsenal seeking to add some much needed quality to their midfield and there willingness to give the talents in the game a chance to sign, reports have suggested that Mikel Arteta has been impressed with Aouar this season and is ready to beat the likes of Juventus and Chelsea to a summer deal
Now, amid all the speculation regarding the talented little man, Juninho has opened up and admitted that there is a real risk that Aouar could leave over the next couple of months.
Asked by RMC Sport about Aouar’s future, the Lyon chief responded: “When you have great players in the squad, it is quite logical that other bigger teams with greater economic power come to seek the players.
“There is a risk of losing important players.
“If we lose important players, I have already spoken with the president, we will have the right to balance the workforce.”
Arsenal would be the perfect place for Aouar if he did want to come to the premier League as he would suit the style of play of Mikel Arteta, but will they really want to pay that £42 million to complete a deal?