Arsenal are interested in signing Houssem Aouar, but will likely have to sell a midfielder first.
Arsenal has expressed interest in signing Houssem Aouar this summer, according to ESPN. The 23-year-old Frenchman is a key target for the club, and they were also interested in signing him last summer.
Arsenal, on the other hand, were unable to reach an agreement with Lyon at the time, and the Frenchman is now available for a bargain. According to ESPN, Houssem Aouar is available for €25 million this summer, although he is being pursued by a number of clubs.
Houssem Aouar is also reportedly wanted by Paris Saint-Germain and an undisclosed Spanish team. Arsenal, on the other hand, is leading the race but, according to the source, will need to act swiftly.
Arsenal has been pushed to sign Houssem Aouar.
Arsenal has been pursuing Houssem Aouar for over a year and is hoping to complete the transfer this summer. The Frenchman, according to ESPN football expert Julien Laurens, would be great for the Gunners and should be signed. He commented earlier this year:
“He still wants to move to a better league, but can Arsenal wait until the summer to sign a creative player?” Do you go for an Emi Buendia or do you wait for Aouar? He’d be less expensive and have a little different profile, but he’s familiar with the league’s culture.
“Then there’s Marcel Sabitzer, who, while not as innovative as Buendia or Aouar as a pure technical number 10, provides you box-to-box enthusiasm and is extremely adaptable. But Aouar would be a big asset to that Arsenal squad, bringing something unique to the table.”
🚨|| It’s been again reiterated that Arsenal have indeed made a formal offer for Houssem Aouar, they’re negotiating with Lyon. The move will probably progress once Xhaka is formally announced at his new club.— Dean (@DeanJamesAFC) July 8, 2021
The Gunners have leased Matteo Guendouzi to Marseille and are close to agreeing on a deal to sell Granit Xhaka to AS Roma. Arsenal is also rumored to be close to signing Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga.