Home Ligue 1 Lyon Lyon eye Nadiem Amiri as Houssem Aouar replacement

Lyon eye Nadiem Amiri as Houssem Aouar replacement

Lyon are almost certain to lose midfield ace Houssem Aouar this summer and have identified a possible replacement.

Aouar is wanted by Manchester City and Juventus, although a deal to sell him is taking longer than expected due to COVID-19.

Juninho and Bruno Cheyou are already studying profiles to replace 23-year-old Aouar. And a Bundesliga player of the same age has caught their eye.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri only arrived from Hoffenheim last year in a €9m deal.

According to Foot Mercato, his performances have impressed OL staff and are considering an approach for him if Aouar leaves.

Amiri is a little less offensive-minded than Aouar, but has other qualities and is right-footed like the man he would replace.

Lyon would expect to pay €15m-plus to have any chance of signing Amiri, who Bayer would be reluctant to sell.

Les Gones will not sign a replacement until Aouar’s future is defined, with City and Juventus yet to make offers.

LATEST NEWS

Lazio sell Angola defender Bastos to Saudi side Al-Ain

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ain have completed the signing of centre-back Bastos (Bartolomeu Jacinto Quissanga) from Lazio. Lazio have received a fee of around €800,000...

TMW: AC Milan in contact with agent of Florian Thauvin

AC Milan are in contact with the camp of Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, according to Tuttomercatoweb. Thauvin, 27, is out of contract next June and can...

Benfica consider recalling Gedson Fernandes from Spurs

Benfica are putting serious thought into recalling midfielder Gedson Fernandes from Tottenham in January. The 21-year-old joined Spurs in January on an 18-month loan deal,...

Dinamo Zagreb loan Sporting & Croatia midfielder Misic

Dinamo Zagreb have completed the signing of Sporting CP midfielder Josip Misic on loan until the end of the season. 26-year-old Misic returns to Croatia...

Atletico-MG sign Argentine international Matias Zaracho

Atletico Mineiro have signed Argentine international Matias Zaracho from Racing Club on a five-year deal. https://twitter.com/Atletico/status/1317550530454048769 Zaracho, 22, is a big talent who European clubs including...