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Transfer News: Tottenham given green light to move for Houssem Aouar

According to transfer news from Calciomercato (h/t Express), Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs that have received the green light to make a move to sign Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyon.

Aouar came through the youth ranks at Lyon and broke into the first-team in 2016. Since then, he has been a regular presence with the senior squad gradually going onto establish himself as a constant starter for Les Gones, making over 150 appearances in which he has more than 60 direct goal contributions.

The 23-year-old featured 33 times across all competition for Lyon in the 2020/21 season, finishing with eight goals and four assists, helping the team to a top-four finish in Ligue 1.

Aouar still has two years left on his contract (Twitter)
Aouar still has two years left on his contract (Twitter)

While he continues to be held in high regard within the club, the effects of the pandemic on the finances and a botched Ligue 1 TV rights deal have meant that Lyon are now looking to cash in on Aouar in the summer transfer window. (h/t Express)

Tottenham have shown an interest in signing Aouar this summer, along with arch-rivals Arsenal. In addition, both Manchester United and Liverpool are also closely monitoring the 23-year-old Frenchman. And now, it is claimed that Lyon have given the green light to all the four clubs to make a swoop for their midfield gem.

Furthermore, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has reduced the asking price for Aouar from £50m to £25m, making him a potential bargain signing. However, the French club are hoping that the interest from the four clubs could spark a bidding war and nudge the transfer fee upwards of that figure.

Houssem Aouar has impressed for Olympique Lyon (Twitter)
Houssem Aouar is wanted by Tottenham and Arsenal (Twitter)

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Aouar is a top talent with his best years still in front of him. At the aforementioned price, the Frenchman will be a steal and Tottenham must look to do everything possible to beat their rivals to his transfer this summer.

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