Premier League

Zidane: Houssem Aouar could one day play for Real Madrid

The French coach ruled out a late move in this window but admitted that he is an admirer and that a deal could happen in future

 
10:26am on Sunday 4th October 2020
By
Paul Macdonald

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted that he is a fan of Lyon's Houssem Aouar, and while he ruled out any move at the moment said that "in the future, he could play for us."

Aouar has been subject to intense transfer speculation for much of the window and Arsenal seemed to be in pole position, submitting a £35m bid that was reject by Lyon last week.

OL president Jean-Michael Aulas was holding out for an offer of closer to £50m including add-ons, and with the window closing tomorrow, the player has told team-mates that he is staying for the time being.

But in his press conference ahead of his side's trip to Levante, Zidane noted that he was a fan of the talented 22-year-old.

He said: "I don't know what information you have. I have no doubt about this player, he is a great player.

"Maybe one day he could play for Madrid, but today we have this squad and my concern is the players I have now. From the fifth [October, when the transfer market closes] there will be no such questions."

Reports in Spain suggest that an offer of £20m plus forward Mariano Diaz would tempt Lyon into a sale, but with the window closing tomorrow is seems that any chance of a deal being done at this late stage is remote.

Houssem Aouar: Player Rating, Statistics and Position

Houssem Aouar: What kind of player is he?

Latest news

Liverpool

Diogo Jota: Liverpool new-boy compared to Salah, Mane and Firmino

The Portuguese has made a flying start to life at Anfield but how does he stack up against Jurgen Klopp's long-favoured front three?

  • 26 minutes
Champions League

Real Madrid can’t cry about their injury list – Inter boss Conte

Although Real Madrid will be without six players for their Champions League clash against Inter, talk of a crisis makes Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte laugh.

  • 1 hour
Real Madrid

'Role model' Sergio Ramos writing his name into the history books, says Casemiro

The Brazilian has heaped praise on his veteran team-mate, who continues to be a key player for Los Blancos both on and off the pitch

  • 2 hours
Champions League

Neymar goes down so often because he’s got sensitive feet, claims PSG assistant

PSG star Neymar has a reputation for going down in pain on a regular basis, but PSG assistant coach Zsolt Low has claimed this is because of an unusual problem.

  • 2 hours
Manchester Utd

Who is the best player Wayne Rooney played with at Man Utd?

The former England international, who is currently in temporary charge of Derby, spoke with the official Manchester United podcast

  • 6 hours
Predicted XI

Aguero to return? How Man City could line-up against Olympiakos

The Argentine returned to the squad for the weekend's match against Spurs, but didn't make it off the bench as City lost

  • 8 hours

Most read