Lyon are willing to sell Houssem Aouar for €30 million this summer, with the 22-year-old French international a target for Real Madrid.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid now know how much they will have to pay in order to secure the services of Houssem Aouar in the summer transfer window. Lyon will be willing to start listening to offers starting from €30 million for the 22-year-old, who is also being tailed by Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
Aouar broke into the first-team setup at Lyon in 2017 and has since gone on to become a mainstay in midfield. Such has been his progress over the last four years that the player has established a foothold in a packed French national side while also popped up on the radars of some of the biggest clubs in the world.
Till date, Aouar has turned out 168 time for Lyon, also chipping in with 31 goals and 31 assists. The 22-year-old, though, could be playing his final campaign for Les Gones, especially with a number of suitors, including Real Madrid, being hot on his trails.
Real Madrid are reportedly eager to bolster their midfield unit heading into the summer transfer window, and for good reason. For years, the Merengues have been dependent on Luka Modric and Toni Kroos to produce the creative goods in the middle of the park and that has proven to be the case once again in 2020/21.
However, it is also important to remember that Modric will be 36 during the early stages of next season and is already starting to show signs of age catching up to him. In addition, Kroos is into his thirties as well, meaning it is imperative for Real Madrid to refresh their midfield options and lower the average age by adding some long-term partners for Federico Valverde.
With uncertainty surrounding the futures of Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, it is, therefore, important for Los Blancos to sign at least one midfielder this coming summer. To that end, Real Madrid have been heavily linked with Fabian Ruiz, among others.
Another key target for the reigning La Liga champions is Aouar and as per the latest developments, his price tag could be affordable as well. Indeed, Real Madrid might have to pay just €30 million to sign the 22-year-old in the summer transfer window, with Lyon open to listening to offers starting from the aforementioned figure.
Real Madrid, though, are facing stiff competition from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in his pursuit and his attractive €30 million valuation will surely kick both the European giants into action as well. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid can win the race to sign Aouar and bolster their midfield this summer.