Roma Reportedly Bring In Lyon Playmaker for Medicals

Roma stepped up their efforts to sign Houssem Aouar as he was in town to take the medicals earlier this week The Lyon star is on an expiring contract and can already sign a pre-contract with another team if he wishes to. Eintracht Frankfurt, Milan, and Napoli also inquired.

According to Leggo, the inventive midfielder traveled to the Italian capital on Easter Monday. He underwent some tests at the Campus BioMedico in the Laurentina neighborhood. He was spotted going into the facility from a secondary entrance along with a Giallorossi exec. The players exited after a few hours and left the city at 1.30 AM.

Per Calciomercato, Roma and Aouar are ironing out a multi-year contract with €2.8M annual wages. According to Tuttomercatoweb, the club wanted to take a better look at his ankles and knees due to a few injuries.

The 24-year-old has spent his entire career at Olympique Lyonnais, accumulating 229 appearances and logging 41 goals and 36 assists. He has one cap with France but recently switched allegiances to Algeria since Didier Deschamps often snubbed him.

Our Take on Roma and Aouar

It’d be an unusual step if they weren’t close to a deal already. If confirmed, it’d be a great get for La Lupa, which have to operate savvily in the transfer market given its Financial Fair Play limitations. He has similar traits as Lorenzo Pellegrini and Georginio Wijnaldum, but you can never have enough good players. It’s a no-brainer on a Bosman move, plus the PSG loanee isn’t a lock to stay.

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