Arsenal have handed huge boost in pursuit of Houssem Aouar as Lyon officially confirmed the signed of Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan for £19million.
Lucas Paqueta had agreed terms with Ligue 1 side on Tuesday and successful completed his medical at the club on Wednesday before putting pen to paper in the evening.
The confirmation of deal has handed Arsenal a boost in their pursuit of Houssem Aouar as the Ligue 1 side have a replacement for the outgoing midfielder.
The news of Lyon’s new signing will have provided a boost to Arsenal as they look to sign Aouar to become to missing piece to link Arsenal’s attack in 2020-21 campaign.
The 22-year-old creative midfielder has been heavily linked with a potential £45million swoop to the Emirates Stadium but Arsenal and Lyon have been unable to agree a fee yet as their initial bid was rejected last week.
But the north London club will table a new suitable bid for Frenchman and hoping of conclude the deal before the transfer window closes on October 5.
Houssem Aouar scored nine goals and provided 10 assists in 41 outings for Rudi Garcia’s side last season, and was instrumental in them reaching the Champions League semi finals.