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Lyon fire sale can help Edu finally sign Houssem Aouar for Arsenal

Thu 09 June 2022 | 20:31

Due to Lyon's financial problems and the necessity to offload six to eight players, Edu has an opportunity to boost Mikel Arteta's midfield this summer.

Lyon

could lose 6-8 players in the upcoming transfer window.

Mikel Arteta

wants to rebuild Arsenal this summer so Edu can sign Houssem Aouar. The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to north London, but it hasn't happened. Two years ago, Lyon reportedly wanted £53million for the midfielder.

After spending £45m on

Thomas Partey

on deadline day, Arteta's team couldn't afford

Houssem Aouar

. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas' stance looked to soften last summer, which could have helped

Tottenham

. L'Equipe said a proposal between £22m and £25m would have been enough. A few weeks later, The Sun said the French club would accept €20m (£17m).

According to French media, Aouar's value plummeted last month. Foot Mercato estimated the midfielder's price at £12.6m. Arsenal rumors have subsided. L'Equipe reports that

Peter Bosz

and Lyon's higher-ups want to unload many players this summer, giving Edu a chance to bolster Arteta's midfield.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to repeat last year's £150 million purchasing spree, regardless of whether they sign Aouar. Arteta indicated he expects another hectic transfer window. Both competitions [the Champions League and Europa League] require a larger team because of the number of games, so I don't think [which you qualify for] changes much.

"If you can afford it and we don't have to overhaul the squad, I want 22 outfielders and three goalkeepers. You must improve several components of the pitch, which takes time.


source: SportMob

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