Leicester and Nottingham open hostilities for Houssem Aouar

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We are only at the beginning of August, yet the soap opera around the future of Houssem Aouar does not seem ready to know its outcome anytime soon. The French midfielder, linked to Olympique Lyonnais until June 2023, should not defend the colors of Gones next season. These initial desires did not fall on deaf ears, since Real Betis had first equipped themselves at the start of the summer transfer window to come to an agreement with the club and the player. Nevertheless, other contenders entered the race.

Indeed, as we revealed to you a few days ago, Leicester had finally decided to activate in this transfer market (0 arrivals) and even made the native of Lyon its priority to increase its midfield and also compensate for a possible transfer of English game menu James Maddison, courted by Newcastle. The Foxes would like to double the Verdiblancos but they are not the only formation across the Channel to be interested in the situation of the international tricolor (1 selection).

Forest mixes with the race

Indeed, according to our information, Nottingham Forest, promoted to the Premier League this season, is not insensitive to the desires of the 24-year-old midfielder elsewhere. The Reds, who have validated their rise to the top flight in the play-offs, have not skimped on the means to increase the workforce of their Welsh coach Steve Cooper to try to make some progress in the first division. After the arrivals of the Belgian Orel Mangala, the Englishman Lewis O’Brien or even the nice shot Jesse Lingard, we inform you that Forest appreciates the profile of the Lyonnais and could even draw an offer to attach his services and take the competition. of court.

Nevertheless, the interest of the Red-and-Whites – who have already spent nearly 95 million euros in this transfer window – could well wake up the two other likely formations, and thus complete the file less than four weeks before the summer window. transfers. For its part, OL will not let go of their number 8, but the Lyon leaders can consider leaving if they receive a check for around fifteen million euros. And according to the latest trends, Houssem Aouar’s final choice should be for the Premier League, which he would discover in the company of his compatriots Gianluca Biancone and Moussa Niakhate, both of whom arrived this summer respectively from Troyes and Mainz.

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