Report: Spurs prepared to meet asking price for Arsenal-linked creative midfielder

Fabio Paratici
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Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal could be set to compete for the signature of Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, according to Le10Sport.

The report claims that Arsenal have already submitted an offer of just under €20m (£17.11m), with the French outfit holding out for a fee between €20m (£17.11m) and €25m (£21.39m)

Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid are also keeping tabs on Aouar, however it is Spurs who are said to be the latest club to have expressed their interest and have opened dialogue with the Ligue 1 outfit.

Tottenham are said to be prepared to meet Lyon’s valuation for the 23-year-old who made 33 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring eight goals and providing four assists (transfermarkt).

Spurs have have previously raided Lyon for Tanguy Ndombele, having paid a club record fee of €60m (£53.8m) for the French international, which could rise to €70m (£62.8m) based on incentives.

SpursWeb Opinion

Aouar’s ability to unlock a defence with a killer pass is something which we have been desperately lacking since the departure of Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan.  We have become too reliant on Harry Kane acting as a creator of goals, rather than having a player who can put opportunities on a plate for the star striker.

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