Liverpool joined the race to sign £44.8m-rated Lyon midfielder

By | July 16, 2020

Liverpool are reportedly interested in making a summer move for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar.

The 21-year-old midfield maestro has been in stunning form for his French team during the 2019-20 season, founding back of the net nine times and providing seven assists in 37 games in all competitions.

The Frenchman has a deal at Groupama Stadium until June 2023, however, Les Gones are allegedly bracing themselves for offers for their star player.

Premier League giants Manchester City are believed to be interested in securing the services of Aouar during the upcoming summer transfer window, however, according to Corriere dello Sport, the Merseyside Reds are also firmly in the race.

The report suggests that the France Under-21 international, who has also been rumoured with a switch to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, is believed to be valued by his Ligue 1 team in the region of €50m (£44.8m).

The Merseyside Reds, meanwhile, have reportedly ended their interest in securing the services of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner due to his £50m release clause.

German forward is expected to be free to depart from the Red Bull Arena for £35m next year following his contract.