The France international Aouar has long been linked with City ever since Pep Guardiola publicly praised him following the Blues’ Champions League group stage meetings last summer.
The 22-year-old, Who has been very impressive for Lyon over the last two seasons has been tracked by the Citizens for 18 months, but they have not had any discussions with Lyon about signing him so far this summer.
According to CaughtOffside, Lyon have rejected an initial £35m bid from the Citizens for Houssem Aouar but remain hopeful of a bid of at least £62m.
The report adds The Ligue 1 side would be likely to allow Aouar to depart should an improved bid of between £45 and £55m be made.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief and Man City Xtra, Man City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
Let’s bid 45mill and add ons then focus on koulibaly and Messi
— adam (@AdamKDB123) August 29, 2020
Hope this is true. Would be a great signing
— Adam Dunning (@dunning9) August 29, 2020
35 m +15 m adds on … Make it done 🤩😋
— Subodh Acharya (@gold3nk3y33) August 29, 2020
Should get him plus koulibaly,,,,avoid messi
— Broddy254 (@Broddy16848183) August 29, 2020
Koulibaly and Aouar are the most likely. The Messi situation is messy.
— Mpho (@isaacxo17) August 29, 2020
Aouar is a good midfielder,I think we should signed him from @OLS_English and we can have an unstoppable midfield in the @premierleague
— Akachdiak Jr (@AkachdiakJr) August 29, 2020
there’s no way we can sign this lad whilst Gundogan still wields a City No.8 Jersey.
— *African Giant* (@EmodiAugustine) August 29, 2020
sell gundogan pic.twitter.com/SOrzu9uJMt
— . (@abdallhmid) August 29, 2020
WOULD AOUAR BE A GOOD SIGNING FOR CITY?
The 22-year-old Frenchman possesses all the attributes the Spanish manager is looking for in his well-stacked midfield.
In addition to sophisticated technical abilities and passing skills, Aouar is also comfortable cutting into the channels and scoring from distance.
Although many Man City fans will be calling for a further progression of Phil Foden next season, a more experienced name may be required to fill the gap left by David Silva.