Liverpool target Aouar to pen new Lyon deal

first_imgTransfers Lyon star Aouar to ignore Liverpool interest with new contract extension Julien Quelen 03:24 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Houssem Aouar Getty Transfers Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 The teenage midfield sensation is one of several talents that have come out of Lyon in recent years, and the club are determined to keep him Lyon wonderkid Houssem Aouar is set to ignore interest from the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona and pen a new contract extension at the Ligue 1 side. Aouar, 19, broke through during the 2017-18 season to command a regular place in the Lyon midfield, as the team claimed third place and a Champions League group stage spot. That talent had not gone unnoticed; Liverpool are long-term admirers of the youngster, while Barca joined his fan club this year after a brilliant campaign.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But Goal understands that Aouar has opted to stay with hometown club Lyon and will sign a new deal on July 1. The extension will take Aouar’s deal up to June 2023 and will also include a substantial salary rise for the star, who has also played for France at Under-21 level. It is a sign of intent for Lyon, with Bruno Genesio hoping to make Aouar the centre of his young, exciting side at a time when the club faces a stiff challenge to hold on to its best players. Nabil Fekir has also been linked with Anfield this summer, while the likes of Mariano and Memphis Depay have also played themselves into the shop window thanks to a fine 2017-18.last_img

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