Houssem Aouar: “It’s not me who failed to leave”

One of the biggest transfer stories in France revolved around the future of Houssem Aouar in the last summer transfer window. But with Lyon failing to agree to a deal over the midfielder’s sale, the 24-year-old had to stay put at his hometown club.

 In a recent interview with L’Équipe, Aouar admitted that he would’ve left Lyon in the summer transfer if he had been in charge of his transfer fate.

Nevertheless, the player has not ruled out a move away from OL after his contract with his current club runs out in June 2023. Explaining the dilemma regarding a transfer, Aouar said:

“It’s not me who failed to leave. In a transfer, there are three parties: the buying club, the selling club, and the player. If it were up to me, I would’ve been transferred since I had accepted the offers. But everyone has to agree and respect that. It happens every summer for a lot of players. It doesn’t bother me mentally at all. I am someone who quickly moves on.”

GFFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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