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Monday, October 18, 2021

Premier League transfer news: Spurs want Lyon star Houssem Aouar

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Tottenham Hotspur continue to usher a new era under Nuno Espírito Santo. Spurs have started the new Premier League season in great fashion as well. The first game for Nuno was against Manchester City, which they won 1-0. It was followed by another 1-0 win against the Wolves.

Even in the transfer market, they have made some good additions. Bryan Gil and Cristian Romero have joined the club this season. It is clear that Tottenham Hotspur are way past their phase of not bringing in a manager.

However, they are not willing to rest on their laurels. Spurs still want to add more players to their squad with just a few days left in the transfer window. They have also received with Harry Kane announcing that he will stay at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Can Spurs lure Aouar to the Premier League?

According to Sky Sports, the player’s representatives and the Spurs have held informal talks regarding a potential move. The Frenchman currently plays in Ligue 1 for Lyon.

Houssem Aouar to move to Premier League club Spurs?
Lyon’s French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Currently, he has just two years left on his current contract. He wants to play in the Champions League regularly. However, he is also aware that more clubs will be interested in time next summer rather than this year.

The Lyon star made 33 appearances last season in all competitions. He scored 8 goals and further provided 4 assists. With Aouar in the team, Lyon managed to clinch a Europa League spot in Ligue 1 last season.

Why does Tottenham Hotspur want Houssem Aouar?

Aouar is a talented player in previous transfer windows as well he has been linked to clubs like Arsenal. He is a player who can add a lot of quality to the first team of Tottenham Hotspur. The Frenchman is a very good ball carrier. This is a trait which the current Spurs midfielders lack.

Last season he managed 8.73 progressive ball carries per ninety minutes. He also recorded 7.59 progressive passes per ninety minutes. Not only this he is still only 23 years old and he has already managed to establish a name for himself in Europe.

Other transfer news for Tottenham Hotspur

Tanguy Ndombele wants to leave the club this summer. He joined Spurs in 2019 for a club-record fee of £54m from Lyon. However, he never really managed to settle in the Premier League. According to Sky Germany, Bayern Munich are keen to swap him for Corentin Tolisso.

While Adama Traore and Kurt Zouma have also been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur. Traore played under Nuno at Wolves, where he made a name for himself. Zouma’s future at Chelsea in not certain with the club looking to sign Jules Kounde.

Other transfer news for Tottenham Hotspur

Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez and PSV’s Noni Madueke are also targets for the North London giants. Madueke is also said to be a target for fellow Premier League sides Leicester and Wolves.

12th Man Opinion

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Tottenham Hotspur fans would be delighted to see Aouar at the club. However, they do realise that he wants Champions League football, which Spurs cannot offer right now. Thus they would not want him to join any other club that offers Champions League football this summer. They would prefer to wait till next season to sign him.

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