Aouar ignoring Liverpool links but admits to Barcelona ambition

Houssem Aouar Lyon
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Houssem Aouar’s performances at Lyon have seen him closely linked with Liverpool, but the teenager is ignoring the rumours for now.

The 19-yr-previous midfielder is a product of a famed academy system on the Ligue 1 outfit and is being tipped to tread an identical path to the likes of Karim Benzema, Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti.

He brazenly admits to harbouring ambitions of at some point gracing the grandest levels in soccer.

Liverpool could also be ready to supply him a Premier League platform on which to carry out earlier than too lengthy, but Aouar is reluctant to be drawn on hypothesis which quantities to little greater than gossip at current.

He informed France Football on the switch speak raging round him: “I hear the rumours, such as you. I’ve ears!

“I’ve eyes too, to see a couple of issues left and proper. The man who says he doesn’t hear stuff or pay attention to something, just isn’t telling the reality. But there’s nothing you are able to do. All of that doesn’t hassle me.

“I’m properly protected with my household. It’s good to hear, but I’m not getting carried away. My ft are firmly on the bottom. I’ve solely acquired a superb half-season behind me, and I’ve every thing to develop at Lyon.”

Aouar, who solely made his senior debut for Lyon in February 2017, believes his ongoing improvement is greatest served in France for now.

He has, nevertheless, turn out to be a primary-staff common this season – making 30 appearances throughout all competitions and netting 5 objectives – and curiosity in his providers is predicted to construct.

Barcelona, the place Umtiti is at present gracing the books, have been talked about as one other potential suitor.

Aouar concedes that it might be a dream to at some point safe a change a Camp Nou, including on his future: “In fact, but that applies to each nice membership! It’s regular to be formidable at 19.”

These ambitions should look forward to now, although, with Lyon requiring full concentrate on the current from each member of their squad as they proceed to chase down a prime-three end in Ligue 1 and continental glory within the Europa League.