Tottenham emerged as a contender for Signboard Hossam Al-Awar is a Lyon player, and joins Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid in the race for the Frenchman.
Al-Awar has been notified of a move from Les Gones for a number of seasons now, with speculation mounting of late following reports that he has failed to return to pre-season training as planned.
The midfielder took to social media to deny he had gone without leave and revealed that he was in fact forced to be hospitalized due to illness, but speculation about his future remains.
Peter Boss is a huge fan of Aouar and is keen to keep playing in the midfield, but the newly appointed Les Gones boss is aware of the need to raise transfer money before the club penalizes any newcomers – meaning Aouar’s departure looks increasingly likely.
Lyon previously moved a figure of €40m (£34.2m) when Arsenal showed interest in the 23-year-old last summer, although the current financial crisis in French football means he could now be available for €25m. 21.3 AD).
News of its availability did not go unnoticed throughout Europe and Be10 Sports Reported that Tottenham are the latest club to show interest in Al-Awar, just weeks after it emerged that Arsenal had reignited their quest.
Paris Saint-Germain And the Atletico Madrid They also keep tabs on the midfielder, which means Lyon may be able to benefit from the bidding war as they look to make the most money from a potential sale.
The Arsenal It is already understood that he made a bid for Aouar which was quickly turned down by the Ligue 1 outfit. The exact amount of said bid has not been disclosed, but it is believed to be less than €20m (£17.1m) meaning they have some way to go before they match. With Lyon’s assessment of the French international.