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Houssem Aouar is convinced that he is happy at Olympique de Lyon, referring to both the club and the French city where he was born as his own, as quoted by the Mirror.
The 22-year-old was linked to a number of clubs during the summer transfer window, most notably Arsenal as the market close approached. Most reports suggested at the time that the move did not happen because the Gunners were unable to match Lyon’s sale price after completing the signing of Thomas Partey from Atlético Madrid for € 50 million, and that after having previously disbursed another 30 million euros. about Gabriel Magalhaes. However, there have also been claims that Aouar actually rejected the move to remain in Lyon.
“I don’t see how I could be unhappy in my city, in my club. That’s something I don’t understand, ”said the midfielder.
“I am very happy to be here, I made the decision to stay with the club that formed me, I enjoy every day that I have here. All I want is to put this club back in its rightful place with my teammates.
“I am very happy to be here, we have a huge amount of ambitions for this season.”
These words seem to rule out virtually any possibility of a move in January. His contract with Lyon does not expire before the summer of 2023.