Long-time Arsenal target Houssem Aouar has expressed his desire to leave Lyon, and might drop transfer request to force a move out of the club.
Arsenal had two bids of cash plus Mattéo Guendouzi deal to OL, but the Ligue 1 club rejected that particular pitch. Their asking price is €60million (£55m), but that could be forced down by Aouar’s determination to leave.
Lyon will not be playing European football this season, for the first time since the 1996/97 campaign, after the 2019/20 Ligue 1 calendar was prematurely curtailed due to coronavirus. This is believed to be a major factor in Aouar’s decision-making. It seems Aouar wants to show is talent in European biggest tournaments.
The 22-year-old, who recently received his first senior France call-up, impressed in the Champions League last season, and is the fancy of many clubs competing in European competition. Including the likes of Arsenal, Manchester city and Serie A Champion juventus.