Atlético Madrid are set to enter the race to sign Houssem Aouar, report Estadio Deportivo.
The French midfielder was linked with a move to Real Betis throughout the summer transfer window, however, no deal materialised between Los Verdiblancos and Lyon.
Aouar’s contract with Lyon is set to expire in June 2023, and the player has no intention of renewing it. Due to his likely departure, Les Gones’ coach Peter Bosz has not been playing him and he has only made one appearance so far this season.
Talks were held between the 24-year-old’s representatives and Real Betis and the Andalucían outfit have expressed their desire to sign Aouar in the summer on a free transfer if they cannot arrive at a deal with Lyon in January.
However, it appears as though Atlético Madrid are also keen on seeing the Frenchman amongst their ranks. Real Betis’ management will hope that Aouar will opt to join them as they have shown interest in signing him for a longer period of time.