Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made enquiries about landing the services of Lyon teenager Houssem Aouar, according to reports in France
Arsenal’s summer transfer plans have yet to come to fruition but Wenger has a proven track record in poaching young stars from France although in this case he is not alone as Liverpool have also been linked with the 17-year-old.
Aouar has yet to make an appearance at senior level for his club but his efforts for the reserves have brought him to the attention of would-be suitors, of which Arsenal are one.
Lyon are very keen to get the youngster signed up to a professional contract when he turns 18 later this month and their recruitment chief Gerard Bonneau was full of praise for the teenager.
When asked about him, he told Foot Mercato: “Houssem has a technical ease and good vision that allows him to see quickly.
“He has both feet, can speed up the game, but also can keep the ball at his feet when necessary and has ability in one-on-one situations.
“He can play as a second striker or a playmaker or a runner, and is a quality finisher, capable of scoring and threading the final pass.”