to me le10SportArsenal have now made a new offer for the French player. The North London giants tried to sign the player last summer but were only willing to offer €35m for his services. Lyon quickly turned down the offer because they were looking for an offer in the region worth 60 million euros.
However, the poor financial situation of Ligue 1 club at the moment could force them to sell Houssem El Awar for less than 25 million euros this summer.
Houssem Al Awar had a good season with Lyon 2020-21, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in 33 games in all competitions. He led the club to fourth place in the French Ligue 1. However, the midfielder narrowly missed a place in France’s Didier Deschamps squad for Euro 2020 this summer.
Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta is desperate to sign a high-quality midfielder for Thomas Partey’s central park partner in the upcoming campaign. The team suffered from a lack of goals and creativity from the midfield last season. Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos have also returned to Real Madrid after their loan deals with Arsenal expired.
Therefore, Mikel Arteta has prioritized the signing of a creative midfielder this summer. Hossam Al-Awar’s pass, vision and eye on goal makes him an ideal player for Arsenal.
Arsenal could face stiff competition from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Houssem Al-Awar
Hossam El Aawar has attracted the attention of a number of top clubs thanks to his consistent performances with Lyon over the years.
Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly expressed their interest in signing the midfielder last summer, but it was put on hold due to Lyon’s €60m valuation of him.
Given that El-Awar could now be available for €25m, the two clubs are likely to renew their interest in the Frenchman.
This could be an obstacle for Arsenal in their pursuit of the Lyon star. Unlike Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal will not be able to give the player a chance to play football in the Champions League next season.
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