AS Roma interested in Manchester United target in Italy

10 May, 2023

Manchester United are constantly on the hunt for their next set of players who can take them to the next level. As it stands, there are multiple players under their radar who according to the fans and the club hierarchy, can help Erik Ten Hag take the club to the levels they once were in. 

The Red Devils were keen on signing Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyon for a long time but the transfer never transpired. The side kept going for other alternatives but now they find themselves in a very interesting juncture, where the player is keen on leaving the club as a free agent at the end of this season, opening the possibility for multiple clubs to sign him. 

It has been informed that multiple Serie A clubs are closely monitoring the situation with Aouar and are in touch with his agents to get his signature. However, there is a new report which says that AS Roma are ‘closing in’ on a deal for Houssem Aouar on a free transfer amidst interest from all of Europe, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.

The midfielder’s current contract at Olympique Lyon is set to expire at the end of the season. As a result, the Algerian national will be able to sign for the club of his choosing next summer. As per a previous report from El Chiringuito TV on Twitter (h/t Express), the Red Devils have been in contact with the 24-year-old regarding a move to the Old Trafford side in the upcoming transfer window.

The Algerian has spent all his professional career at Lyon and has been one of their best players over the last few seasons. Over the years in France, the 24-year-old has thrived and caught a lot of people’s attention. But his time at Les Gones seems to be coming to an end.

Roma are fighting for a place in the top four in Serie A this season. However, their loss to Inter Milan on the weekend has dented their hopes. Mourinho has the likes of former Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum, Bryan Cristante, and Lorenzo Pellegrini at his disposal in the middle of the park. However, adding Aouar to the list adds that extra bit of creativity to the team that can help them reach the next level.