- Arsenal have launched a formal bid for Aouar.
- The midfielder is ready to move and has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Gunners.
- Aulas insists Arsenal’s offer is far from their valuation and they count on the 22-year-old next season.
Jean-Michel Aulas has taken to Twitter to comment on the L’Equipe fresh report, which claims Houssem Aouar has accepted the Arsenal’s contract terms and is ready to move.
Transferts : Houssem Aouar (OL) d'accord avec Arsenal – @OL :il y aura très peu de départs: pour Houssem Arsenal est bcp trop éloigné de sa valeur: on compte sur lui pour faire un grand match à Lorient et mener l’OL en CL l’année prochaine 👍 https://t.co/8SUKIHLcLJ
— Jean-Michel AULAS (@JM_Aulas) September 26, 2020
The Lyon president says the Gunners are too far from their valuation of the 22-year-old, adding that they count on him and hope hell lead their side in the Champions League next season.
It should be mentioned that even though the Lyon chief has a reputation of a tough negotiator he could soften his stance on Aouar.
In fact, he contradicts himself when he mentions that Arsenal need to reach their valuation and then adds that they count on him. Apparently, the midfielder is transferrable and Aulas is just trying to trade the best possible terms of the move.
According to various sources, the Ligue 1 side value their star at around €60m, while Arsenal have lodged a €35m offer.
Just recently, ESPN has released a report saying Lyon are ready to lower the asking price due to lack of suitors in the coronavirus-hit market and will settle for a €40-45m fee.