Tottenham Hotspur have opened informal talks to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar as their recruitment drive continues [Sky Sports].
The Lowdown: Spurs start off 2021/22 in strong fashion under Nuno
Starting off 2021/22 with two consecutive Premier League wins, Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be positive about the chances of his side rising to the challenge of domestic and European competition this campaign.
Now, could Tottenham be set to welcome another exciting new recruit following recent reports?
Would Aouar be a good signing for Spurs?
The Latest: Tottenham open talks with Aouar’s representatives; Arsenal also keen
As per Sky Sports, Spurs are interested in 5 foot 9 maestro Aouar and have opened informal discussions with his representatives.
His preference however is to play UEFA Champions League football, but he is in no rush to make a final decision with two years on his deal at Lyon, perhaps leaving the door open for Spurs to bring him in if they qualify for the top four this time around.
Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the France international on a loan basis [METRO].
The Verdict: Aouar would be an astute piece of business by Spurs this summer
Providing creative intuition and still having considerable room to develop at the age of 23, Aouar would be a sensible piece of business by Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
In 2020/21, the Lyon-born man enjoyed a productive year, registering twelve goal contributions from 33 appearances; 8 goals and 4 assists [Transfermarkt].
Furthermore, his proficiency within his passing ability cannot be ignored. In Ligue 1 last term, Aouar managed to record a pass accuracy of 86% across the piece while creating over one chance per game [WhoScored].
Once labelled as ‘incredible’ by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Tottenham could do a lot worse than to sanction a deal to bring the playmaker to North London before the closure of the transfer window [Sky Sports].
In other news, Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for a La Liga star. Find out who here.
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