Juventus plan on signing another attacking midfielder to partner up with Arthur Melo next season to provide the much-needed creativity.
Juventus have reportedly shown interest in signing Houseem Aouar of Lyon after the young midfielder has put in consistent performances this season. The 22-year-old is currently a wanted man by several clubs, however, his attention remains on progressing to the finals of the Champions League after the French side managed to knockout out Juventus and Manchester City respectively.
The Daily Mail reports that the player has been valued at 44 million pounds by Lyon and Rudi Garcia has no plans of letting his star man leave as the Algerian midfielder is an integral member of the squad.
The 2018/19 season is when Houssem Aouar caught the attention of many top clubs as the midfielder scored seven league goals and provided six assists as well in the Ligue 1. His performances this season have seen him become a popular figure amongst clubs such as Arsenal, Juventus, and Manchester City.
Juventus have already offloaded Blaise Matuidi to David Beckham’s Inter Miami and Andrea Pirlo now plans to offload free star signing Aaron Ramsey after just one season in the city of Turin. Pirlo believes that the club needs a creative hardworking midfielder to support Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala up-front.
The Bianconeri believe that Aouar would be the ideal person to fill in the void alongside Arthur Melo of Barcelona. Houssem Aouar also idolizes his fellow compatriot, Zinedine Zidane, and it seems like the youngster might follow the steps of his idol and sign for Juve.
Lyon’s sporting director Juninho has even admitted that his star midfielder might be moving on from France at the end of the season. Juninho went on to state-
“When you have great players in the squad, it is quite logical that other bigger teams with greater economic power come to seek the players”.
Juventus would have to break the bank once again to sign the 44 million pounds rated midfielder, however, it seems highly unlikely that the Italians would opt for such a move after the club spent 75 million euros to sign Matthijs de Ligt last season and since then the club has not generated much through player sales.
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