Pep Guardiola was enchanted by the performance of younger Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar – so impressed that Manchester City respect already taken steps in direction of signing the 20-year-fashioned basically basically based on reports in France.
In accordance with L’Equipe (c/o Foot Mercato), now no longer effective Guardiola, nonetheless his assistant Mikel Arteta and other contributors of City’s teaching workers, had been so impressed by Aouar that the club has already made a switch for the player.
It is alleged that leaders of Manchester City approached representatives of Aouar, a France below-21 world, lawful sooner or later after City struggled to a 2-2 procedure in opposition to Lyon, who respect confirmed to be more durable competition for Pep’s males than any other aspect this season.
Past that, it isn’t identified if City intend to have an effect on a particular try and ticket the player, or if the talks are exploratory, nonetheless they could well even respect to choose speedy with rival interest from Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Final July, Aouar extended his contract at the Groupama Stadium except 2023 and a massive offer will seemingly be wanted to tempt OL president Jean-Michel Aulas into a sale, in particular with Aouar’s teammate Tanguy Ndombele also on the radar of European giants – including City.
After Tuesday’s game, Guardiola centered extra on Aouar than Ndombele when handing out reward.
“Houssem Aouar is a extraordinarily real player, he’s amazing,” Guardiola told the press put up-match.
“We discuss quite a bit about Ndombele, nonetheless Aouar could be beautiful. He’s all the time very calm with the ball at his feet, with an beautiful technical fine.”