Twitter has been bursting with opinions on the news of Liverpool’s reported interest in Houssem Aouar.
After years of links, Lyon’s financial situation could mean that the Reds finally sign the Frenchman this summer.
What is the story?
Liverpool need a new central midfielder now that Gini Wijnaldum has left the club.
This comes after Le 10 Sport reported that the Ligue 1 side would struggle to turn down bids of €20m (£17m) for the midfielder.
French journalist Alexis Bernard also believes that Liverpool are the most likely to win the race.
So, Liverpool need a new midfielder, Aouar is one of the best around and he is available at a bargain fee.
News of serious interest is not a big surprise.
Will a move actually happen?
It looks like this story could have some legs to it.
Aouar is one of the best young midfielders in Europe. He has the potential to be a world-class player for years to come.
The hype around him has died down a tad in the last 18 months or so. Yet, statistically, he is performing as well as ever.
The 23-year-old is gifted from a technical and tactical standpoint. The only thing he lacks is real defensive physicality.
Considering that he is available for so cheap, it is almost a no-brainer for Liverpool.
We do not think that Liverpool would have considered signing him if he was going for £40m-50m. But now that it looks like he is available for less than £20m, we think that they might.
They have to weigh it up this way: do you get a Renato Sanches or an Yves Bissouma for £40m, or do you get Aouar for £17m?
It all depends on how Aouar is rated by the transfer department. Do they believe that he is worth a cheap gamble?
If so, then expect Liverpool to get this move over the line.
What do Liverpool fans on Twitter make of the Aouar links?
Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans on Twitter are incredibly excited about the Reds’ reported interest in Aouar.
Still only 23, can only improve under Klopp, it’s a big YES from me.— 𝙆𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙨𝙨 (@KrissDZN) July 16, 2021
Please sign this boy @LFC— Call me Derrick (@derrick_mw3ndwa) July 16, 2021
@LFC SIGN AOUAR !— fahad gulzar (@fahadgulzar12) July 16, 2021
Tbh, I don’t like pep but he’s always been a massive fan of this lads. Must be something there.— CERK14 (@CK14151617) July 16, 2021
For the rumoured price we should be all over this. He’s available for cheap and we supposedly don’t have loads to spend so it makes perfect sense.— HITMANHARJ ☬ (@hitmanharj) July 16, 2021