Aouar to follow Ziyech with Chelsea in talks to complete £43 million deal?
Chelsea have begun talks about a possible summer transfer deal for Frenchman Houssem Aouar, reports in Italy have claimed over the last 24 hours.
After being nurtured by the club’s famous academy — which has been responsible for producing some of Europe’s current top players including Alexandre Lacazette, Karim Benzema, and Corentin Tolisso — Aoaur started to realize the value of his ability, and n 2015, aged 17, he made his first appearance for Lyon B.
Two years later the first team came calling, with then-coach Bruno Genesio handing him his professional as a late substitute in the UEFA Europa League against AZ Alkmaar, and his performance that night got many at the club excited about just how god this lad could become.
In the 2017-2018 season, in the absence of Tolisso who had just moved to Bayern Munich, he made 31 starts in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League, scoring seven goals and producing six assists — and the following season, his stock further increased as he made 44 appearances, scored seven goals, and made seven assists.
With Frank Lampard seeking to add some much needed quality to their midfield and there willingness to give the talents in the game a chance to sign, reports have suggested that Lampard has been impressed with Aouar this season and is ready to beat the likes of Juventus and Arsenal to a summer deal.
And reports on the TMW have suggested that we have made first contact with Lyon about a possible £43 million deal for Aouar, with reports claiming that the French side are hoping that the £50 million mark is broken before they are forced to sell one of their most exciting players.
We are expected to spend a whole bunch of money in the summer window in order to get back challenging and have already agreed a deal with Ajax for winger Hakim Ziyech, who will join the club for a small fee of £37 million when the transfer window opens up.