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Monday, October 18, 2021

Tottenham Hotspur eyeing a move for Arsenal target Houssem Aouar

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Tottenham Hotspur wants to bring in reinforcements after a couple of off form seasons. The newly appointed Nuno Espirito Santo is pushing the club to sign a creative midfielder.

The former Wolves boss is seeking additional players because he really does not have much faith in the current lot of players. While Director of Football Fabio Paratici is targeting many players, the club could finally make a move in the coming days.

The North London club made a very strong start into the new season after beating the defending champions, Manchester City. What is more important is that they beat the Citizens even without their key player Harry Kane. That itself speaks bright of the performance.

Now the only task left for the North Londoners is to strengthen some of the weak areas. The club has already signed Cristian Romero a few weeks ago. The club is now looking to sign another defender and a creative midfielder.

Tottenham Hotspur will move for Houssem Aouar

Tottenham Hotspur to move for Houssem Aouar

According to the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur will be making a move for Houssem Aouar in the coming days. The North London club is desperate to bring in a creative midfielder who could create more chances.

However, the club has been trying to bring Houssem Aouar since the beginning of the transfer window. They were jointly interested in the Frenchman with their archrivals, Arsenal.

Houssem Aouar was close to moving to the Red side of North London during last summer. But a deal could not be reached at that time. Despite that, Aouar stayed at Olympique Lyonnais and kept playing with all his heart. 

Nevertheless, the last season did not go well for him since he was largely out of form. Aouar has made a total of 171 appearances for the Ligue 1 club. But he could only rake up 30 appearances in Ligue 1 last season. Out of that, many were from the bench itself.

This has made it difficult for other clubs to move for him. The attacking midfielder’s asking price is already halved in this transfer window. Reports suggest that he could be available for as little as £25 million.

Advantage Tottenham Hotspur? 

Tottenham Hotspur have received a huge advantage in their pursuit of Houssem Aouar. That is primarily due to Arsenal. The Gunners have nearly concluded the deal regarding their primary target, Martin Odegaard.

It was Martin Odegaard who was the first choice for Arsenal in that position and not Aouar. The Frenchman was somewhat their fourth option because of his inconsistency last season. However, the developing situation has given Tottenham Hotspur a free ride for their Aouar pursuit.

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Since not many clubs are keen to move for him. Tottenham is the most prominent club tracking him, with Arsenal pulling out of the race. This is a huge advantage for Spurs who can now go into the negotiation with an upper hand, knowing that Aouar is desperate to leave Lyon. Now the North London club can prompt Lyon to further reduce the asking price since they are the only ones advancing towards a deal with the current situation.

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