Chelsea Face Stiff Competition For Lyon Midfielder
Chelsea must fend off severe competition from Premier League title rivals Liverpool in their bid to sign exciting Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar when the transfer window reopens in the next few weeks.
The 20-year-old has been earning plaudits from home and abroad due to his sensational outings for French Ligue 1 giants Lyon this season.
Houssem Aouar has excelled a great deal for his team in both the French Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
The Blues’ title rivals Manchester City have felt the full force of the Frenchman’s quality after the Citizens faced Lyon twice in the Champions League group stage this season.
Houssem Aouar was one of the stars of the show as Lyon stunned Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Matchday 1.
He replicated that performance in their next meeting which was a 2-2 draw in their Champions League Matchday 5 clash at the Groupama Stadium in France.
His performance in the draw attracted the praise of the Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Houssem Aouar has been able to score five goals and provided four assists in 20 matches for Lyon in all competitions in the new season.
Apart from Chelsea and Liverpool, the young French midfielder has been strongly linked with Manchester City as well.