20 Years Old. Creative Starlet. Wonderkid.
Houssem Aouar really showed his presence during the 2-2 draw vs Man City in the Champions League, with Guardiola calling him an incredible player, who has excellent technical qualities. It seems Pep is an admirer!
The truth is, he’s nowhere near the finished article yet, he’s showing glimpses of his potential, but he does have sufficient growth left. It’s a good reason that he plays for Olympique Lyonnais, a club which fantastically develop players into future stars. Take a look at Ndombele, another Lyon Star.
Tanguy has been labelled as extraordinary, however, the pundits have classed Aouar as the jewel in the Lyon squad. It’s hard to argue against this, as when top managers such as Pep Guardiola describe him as incredible, his talent is recognised.
There are murmurs out there that Liverpool are taking an interest in Aouar, after previously failing to sign Fekir.
With Juventus & United interested in Tanguy Ndombele, it’s hard to see all of these transfers happening.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Aouar have 1-2 more seasons in the Ligue 1. It would leave Lyon down to bare-bones in their squad, something they cannot afford to happen all at once.
Yes, Lyon are a ‘selling club’, but they can’t sell all these at once.
Life at Lyon
Houssem Aouar on Football Index
Houssem Aouar is actually the best performing Lyon midfielder on Football Index.
He has the greatest Average Performance Buzz score, at 87.70.
However, he hasn’t won any dividends since Football Index began.
I think it’s a certainty that Houssem Aouar will become one of the next household names. He has the potential to be one of the best midfielders that Football has seen for quite a while.
At 20, he shows such a maturity that even Pep Guardiola took time to comment on.
Liverpool are reportedly interested, but I think it may be a season too soon.
I don’t see Lyon selling; Ndombele, Aouar & Fekir. I believe Houssem will stay at Lyon, for now.