Manchester United Transfer News: The Red Devils have made an offer for the 24-year-old Frenchman
Manchester United Transfer News: Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Houssem Aouar, as reported by Silvia Verde of El Chiringuito. The Red Devils have begun negotiations with the 24-year-old Frenchman, whose contract with Lyon will expire in the summer and so make him a free agent.
A few years ago, Houssem Aouar’s brilliant play for Lyon piqued the interest of several major teams. Nevertheless, his value has plummeted in recent years, and no major team has shown any interest in signing him.
The historic transfer saga between Arsenal and the midfielder has ended with the Gunners no longer showing interest in the player. While they were close to signing him in the summer of 2020, Lyon’s asking price prevented them from doing so, and instead, they brought in Thomas Partey.
Although Arsenal’s success was greatly aided by the addition of Partey, Aouar has struggled mightily throughout his time in France. Real Betis was one of the teams interested in signing him throughout the previous two transfer windows. It’s possible that the Spanish club wanted to wait for the 24-year-old Frenchman’s contract to expire so they could sign him for free.
Despite widespread media attention, Arsenal have stopped pursuing the midfielder. In the summer of 2020, they were very close to signing him, but Lyon’s asking price prevented them from completing the deal.
Although Arsenal’s success was greatly aided by the addition of Partey, Aouar has struggled mightily throughout his time in France. Real Betis was one of the teams interested in signing him throughout the previous two transfer windows. It’s possible that the Spanish club wanted to sign the 24-year-old Frenchman for free when his contract expired.
Now that Erik ten Hag has identified the 24-year-old Frenchman as a solid alternative, they may have to compete with Manchester United to sign him. According to reports, the Red Devils have initiated contract negotiations.
Man Utd pondered making a bid in January but ultimately decided against spending money on a transfer fee for a player who would be available for free in six months. Similarly, Unai Emery considered not bringing in one of the players he wanted at Arsenal because he was connected to Aston Villa in the previous window.
Manchester United Transfer News: As Erik ten Hag looks to bolster his midfield, Manchester United may consider a Bosman transfer for Houssem Aouar
For the next season, Manchester United hopes to add a new midfielder. Ten Hag is looking for a centre midfielder who can help his offence. Aouar has already shown his value by scoring goals and assisting with others’ efforts.
He may have stopped developing during his time with Lyon because of the toxic atmosphere. He needs a change of scenery, and Old Trafford may provide that. Considering that he won’t cost them a dollar, Manchester United might regard the deal as a long-term investment.
The 24-year-old Frenchman is wanted by many teams, including the Red Devils. Aouar will have to decide for himself what to do next in his professional life. His first priority with a new club will be consistent playing time, and whether or not he will receive that at Manchester United is an open issue.