Liverpool Transfer News: Lyon midfielder in talks with Manchester City amidst £36 million Liverpool proposal to land the player.
Houssem Auoar has been phenomenal for Lyon in this campaign and has gained the attraction of various top clubs in Europe, while displaying his qualities in the Champions league.
The French International has been a crucial player in the midfield as the play-maker has amassed 7 goals and 4 assists in over 40 appearances across all competitions.
Thus, accrding to the Talksport, Jurgen Klopp desires to sign the player from Lyon and willing to spend £36 million for the 20-year-old player this summer, as he aspires to bolster his squad, in order to capture all the laurels next season.
On the other side, Manchester City are also interested in Auoar, the young midfielder made a significant impression on Pep Guardiola while the Citizens visited Lyon during a Champions league fixture.
Additionally, considering Fernandinho is near to his exit from the Etihad stadium and competition in the pursuits of his suitable replacements is propelling Manchester City to hire the services of the 20-year-old midfielder.
Further, in an interaction with Canal FC, as per Talksport, Auoar mentioned that he would be delighted to sign for Pep Guardiola’s side.
“Wouldn’t you like to play at City? It’s a big European club, and every player has the desire to play for a big European club. Also, they’re coached by Guardiola, who for me is a benchmark for coaches.
“He knows everything, he sees everything before it happens and makes his teams play very well. That’s what I like: his way of looking at football.”
Thus, it seems both English giant would have to tussle for the young midfielder this summer. However, considering the potential of Auoar, the player is set to attract an intense competition for his signing.
How twitter reacted
Auoar is the player I want to see Liverpool get, we need an attacker that can control the game and create chances
— ً (@DanMarchh) May 13, 2019
The key man to replace is none other than Fernandinho, with City's talisman turning 34 in a matter of months time is running out. There have been shouts for Ruben Neves and Declan Rice; but the favourites have to be Ndombele or Auoar no later than this summer. pic.twitter.com/PsRutpO9nZ
— ْ (@McfcSane) February 26, 2019
The lyon player we want is the auoar fella.
— Paul Kent (@paulkent82) May 27, 2019
Liverpool will face Tottenham Hotspurs in the All-English finale of the Champions league in Madrid. Whereas, Manchester City’s season is officially over after the completion of the FA Cup.