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Houssem Aouar: “I savour every day that I have here.”

Speaking to RMC Sport, Lyon and French international attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar confirmed that he was happy with his decision to remain at the club last summer amid intense transfer speculation.

“I do not see how I could be unhappy in my city, in my club. That is something that I do not understand (rumours that he is unhappy at Lyon). I am very happy to be here, I took the decision to stay with the club that formed me, I savour every day I have here. Everything that I want, is to put this club back in its rightful place with my team-mates. I am very happy to be here, we have an enormous amount of ambitions for this season.”

On whether he was affected by the summer interest in him from clubs like Arsenal:

That is part of a footballer’s life, I am very well surrounded, the club and the coach have spoken with me a lot, it was quite a normal period. I dealt with it well and as I said, I am very happy to have stayed.

On Jean-Michel Aulas:

Certainly, everyone knows it, we have one of the best presidents, I am very happy to play for his club. He brings an enormous amount on a daily basis, it is a joy to be able to play under his orders.

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