Liverpool have joined the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United in the race to sign Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, according to reports in the UK.
The Reds are looking at potential replacements for Georginio Wijnaldum and, with Aouar said to be available for around €25m (£21m), he could be an economical solution.
However, supporters on Twitter are very much split over whether Aouar has the quality to make the grade at Anfield:
Id be up for this
— Phil Lindsay (@PhilPhenom) July 16, 2021
If we really want a more “creative” midfielder than we should have gone for Rodrigo de Paul.
We can definately do better than this.
— kazoorice (@wearewinnin) July 16, 2021
Let’s just get him
— Tegos (@TegosLFC) July 16, 2021
— Itsnotmeitsthem* (@Itsnotmeitsthe1) July 16, 2021
Please sign this boy @LFC
— Call me Derrick (@derrick_mw3ndwa) July 16, 2021
As a replacement for naby I’m okay with but he shouldn’t be our main midfield target
— Lakers91 (@CLakers91) July 16, 2021
No chance we do business with Lyon.
— Elliot (@CommodoreMudkip) July 16, 2021
There are a few factors that we need to consider regarding Liverpool’s pursuit of Aouar. Reliable sources have claimed that the Frenchman has been on the Merseyside club’s radar for a while so there is a big chance that there is genuine interest in the player.
Even so, the player’s attitude is thought to be a concern, while Liverpool’s poor relationship with Lyon, following the Nabil Fekir transfer saga, may make any deal difficult to negotiate.