According to a report from French outlet Telefoot, Houssem Aouar has agreed to join Arsenal.
However, before you throw a party – inviting only a couple of people and observing social distancing rules of course – it’s not quite as exciting as it might sound.
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They say he preferred a move to Barcelona or Juventus, but as no bids were forthcoming from those sides, he’s plumped for Arsenal.
Bear in mind this is – if accurate – only the player’s decision, and not evidence of an agreement between Arsenal and Lyon. They say that the two clubs will have further discussions to ‘refine the proposed amount’.
It’s suggested Arsenal have made a bid, but earlier today Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas said, “Financially, Arsenal are like everyone else [in a tricky spot due to Covid].
“And Houssem could say to himself that the best thing would be to stay with us.”
This sounds like there might be some progress but there’s still a way to go before anything is completed.
So, our advice is calm yer tits for now, have a beer this evening, and see what happens over the weekend.