Nottingham Forest are closing in on the exciting signing of highly-rated Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, according to a new transfer update that has emerged.
The Lowdown: Huge summer for Forest
The summer transfer window has been an unforgettable one at Forest, with endless new faces arriving, including Neco Williams, Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis.
Former Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate looks set to be announced as the Reds’ next signing, with his move potentially confirmed on Monday.
It looks as though another midfield addition is coming in after Kouyate, following a significant update.
The Latest: Aouar move close
According to journalist and transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio on Twitter, Forest are now close to securing a move for Lyon and France man Aouar:
“Houssem #Aouar is close to @NFFC from @OL. Talks ongoing.”
The Verdict: Massive potential signing
Of all Forest’s summer signings, Aouar could end up being the most exciting of them all, given his pedigree as arguably an elite midfielder.
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The 24-year-old has been a huge creative presence for his current club over many years, scoring 40 goals and registering 35 assists in 215 appearances, and has been hailed as ‘incredible‘ by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Aouar could be a talismanic in the middle of the park, giving Forest an injection of genuine top-class magic, taking the entire team up a gear in the process.
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