Tottenham have rejected the chance to sign Olympique Lyonnais ace Houssem Aouar, despite being offered the chance to bring him to North London, as reported by Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
The Lowdown: Spurs look to guarantee success in 2021/22
Starting 2021/22 in positive fashion, Lilywhites boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be keen to build on the rising levels of positivity throughout the club through signings or other means, in order to bring success to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this campaign.
Making inroads from a recruitment standpoint, Spurs have added three to their pool in the form of Pierluigi Gollini, Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil [Transfermarkt].
However, one man who won’t be pitching up in Tottenham this summer is 23-year-old Aouar, if recent reports are to be believed.
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The Latest: Tottenham reject the chance to sign Aouar; Arsenal also offered his services
Relayed to his large Twitter audience, Italian transfer guru Romano signified that Spurs do not see the France international as a priority pursuit this window, despite being offered his services.
The well-respected journalist also confirmed that no bid or talks have taken place between Tottenham and the France international.
Arsenal have also been contacted over the possibility of acquiring the 5 foot 9 ace, someone who they were previously keen on last summer [Express].
The Verdict: Not signing Aouar may come back to haunt Spurs
Lacking depth in certain areas, the decision to knock back the chance to sign Aouar may come as a surprise to some Tottenham Hotspur supporters.
Capable of unlocking defences through his passing ability, the Lyon-born man would add another dimension to the Spurs attack.
In 2020/21, he enjoyed a productive year in Ligue 1, registering ten goal contributions in 30 appearances; seven goals and three assists.
Commendably, the Lyon youth product was a constant threat to opposition rear-guards from deep, averaging a cool 2.3 shots per fixture across the piece in the French top-flight [WhoScored].
Once labelled as ‘incredible’ by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, he may prove to be one that Tottenham regret not pursuing further should no bid materialise between now and the end of the month [Sky Sports].
All that said, Romano did leave the door open by saying this saga is ‘one to keep an eye on’, so perhaps we are merely seeing clever negotiating by Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici.
In other news, a pundit exclusively sheds doubt on a Spurs ace’s chances of a move away this summer. Find out who here.
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