Man City will try to sign Lyon player after failing last summer but face Arsenal competition

Man City were keen admirers of Houssem Aouar. The Sky Blues have once again resumed their pursuit of the Lyon man.

The Lyon midfielder has been in top form. Houssem Aouar is one of the best midfielders in the making. Hence, he attracts a lot of European elites. PSG, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Juventus are the admirers of the star. Aouar is a great midfielder and can hold up the center together. He can also start an attack from the center and hence, attracts the attention of the clubs.

Manchester City has been showing interest in Aouar since last summer. But the French club did not accept any offers for their ace. PSG was also keen to lure in the midfielder, but Lyon did not accept the offer.

Houssem Aouar has admirers from all around Europe.
Houssem Aouar has admirers from all around Europe.

Again this season there are lots of admirers ready to place a deal for the Lyon ace. City are once again in the market showing interest in their target. Arsenal has also shown interest in Aouar, but with financial issues the certainty is unknown. But if Lyon can’t hold onto their ace any longer, they will have to let him start a new venture.

Man City are keen to sign Aouar

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is once again trying to lure in the Lyon ace Aouar.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is once again trying to lure in the Lyon ace.

Pep Guardiola has shown interest in the French footballer for a long time. Last summer Lyon did not accept the offer made by Man City. The Sky Blues are trying to sign him again. But unlike the previous summer, Lyon cannot hold onto their ace any longer.

Houssem Aouar is showing interest in making a shift away. Hence, Lyon is open to negotiations now. The Frenchman is showing interest in making a shift and his main condition is UCL assurance. Aouar is looking to play for a club that will give him a chance to win more CL games. He wants to play in the best on the leagues and hence is looking for an exit.

But City will see this as a stumbling rock in the making of negotiations. The Sky Blues are facing a two-year ban. There will be a hearing in the Court of Arbitration for Sport from June 8-10. Only then can City make proper negotiations for their target. There is also strong interest from Liverpool and Chelsea. So City will have to make haste if they need to secure him.

Arsenal will find it difficult to seal a deal.

Arsenal will find it hard to secure a deal for Aouar.
Arsenal will find it hard to secure a deal for Aouar.

The Gunners were among the first to show interest in the 21-year-old. But signing a midfield ace will be the most difficult for them. Arsenal has been struck hard by financial issues and has a low transfer budget. As per Metro, Lyon’s asking price for Aouar is £44.5m. This amount is too high for Arsenal in the current situation. Arteta has been keen to sign players into his squad but the transfer budget is holding him down.

Even if Arteta is willing to put it all in for the midfield ace. There are still factors that give Aouar reasons to choose other destinations. The youngster is keen to shift to the club with Champions League assurances. Arsenal lying 9th in the PL table and cannot assure that. Hence making things more difficult.

There is also strong competition for the rising star. City, despite their ban, are looking to secure a deal for Houssem. Liverpool and Chelsea are also right behind, giving it a hard chase. Both clubs are in a better state to satisfy the conditions of the midfielder. Hence, anything can happen in the transfer window.

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