Date: 12th May 2020 at 12:30pm
Written by: Jimmy Light

According to a report from French outlet L’Equipe, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has been forced into potentially transfer listing two star players due to the current worldwide pandemic – including apparent Reds target Houssem Aouar. 

Aouar, who has been recently linked with a move to Anfield, is currently valued at around €60 million euros (£52.6 million) according to Dan Balon – and now the 21-year-old attacking midfielder could be made available for a summer swoop if manager Jurgen Klopp opts to pursue the youngster.

Should Liverpool swoop for Aouar?

Yes, worth the money

Yes, worth the money

No, must prioritise Werner

No, must prioritise Werner

As well as being lauded in the past by rival boss Pep Guardiola, with the Spaniard describing him as ‘incredible‘, Aouar’s list of admirers includes Barcelona star and footballing icon Lionel Messi – who praised the Frenchman for having ‘excellent technical quality‘ and ‘always being calm with the ball at his feet‘.

Due to the current pandemic, though, Liverpool’s spending power in the transfer market could be affected as the Reds potentially ponder a quite summer window.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, we were about to overtake arch rivals Man City and Man United in terms of gross revenue over the most recent financial year – but that was before the outbreak struck and put football on hold for the time being.

However, the Premier League’s earliest potential restart, June 1, could see revenues start to rise again – with Aouar now looking more available as Lyon reportedly open the door for us to take advantage.

This potential Reds boost could be a welcome creative addition as Klopp searches for more attacking talent beyond our main front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.