Roma Considered Frontrunners to Sign Lyon Playmaker

Roma won’t be overly busy in January, but they will be ready to pounce on the opportunities that present themselves, which could be the case for Houssem Aouar. The Lyon star is on an expiring contract and highly unlikely to prolong it.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the midfielder is playing less than in previous seasons, both because he didn’t agree to an extension and due to an ankle injury. He has featured just four times so far this season. He recently bagged his lone goal.

Roma are in advanced talks with the Aouar camp. The parties are closing in on agreement on the prospective wages, even though his requests are high. If they strike a deal on personal terms, the Giallorossi will consider paying a €2/3M fee to onboard him in the Winter if Lyon allow it.

The capital side faces competition from the two Sevilla clubs and Atletico Madrid. They are wary that some other suitor could outbid them on the salary, but they have done their homework early. In their mind, the 24-year-old has the quality and versatility to round out their midfield.

Our Take on Roma and Aouar

The 24-year-old has been linked to a move to Serie A for years. They seem to have a real shot at finally getting it done. Bosman moves are generally set up months in advance, so they would be right on schedule. Previous rumors suggested that his demands were hefty but not above what the Giallorossi pay their top players. They can come out on top if a Premier League outfit doesn’t come into the picture. Instead, pulling off a January addition figures to be more challenging.

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