He remains a Lyon player and has appeared in both of Lyon’s opening games of the new Ligue 1 season.
But Aouar, who received a straight red card against Montpellier on Tuesday, could soon get his big move.
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💶 Le club londonien devrait formuler une proposition au-delà de 40M€
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Telefoot reports that Arsenal are readying a bid of ‘over €40m’ for the gifted central midfielder.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta considers Aouar a priority signing before the transfer window closes.
Lyon valued Aouar at €70m earlier this year, but that was before the Coronavirus pandemic and its damaging economic effects.
It remains to be seen if the €40m-plus offer from Arsenal will be enough to prise Aouar away from OL.
Despite his youth, Aouar has already made 139 appearances for the French club with a return of 24 goals and 27 assists.