Houssem Aouar is set to be handed a new two-year contract by Lyon after missing out on a move to Nottingham Forest in the summer.

The player who has played for the Ligue 1 side for his entire career is now set to be handed a contract extension at the club.

During the transfer window, he had his bags packed and was all set to swap France for England.

He had agreed on personal terms over a £13 million move to Forest but the club opted not to follow through with the transfer.

Aouar handed contract
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Lyon’s president kept moving the goalposts over the transfer fee and in the end, Forest moved on to other targets.

The Reds struck a breakthrough in their summer-long efforts to sign Wolves youngster Morgan Gibbs-White and got a deal over the line.

That saw the club put a deal for Aouar on the back burner and in the end, they opted not to sign him at all.

Now, his valuation is set to significantly increase, with Foot Mercato claiming that he’s set to get a new contract.

Aouar has played just half an hour during 2022/23. Those minutes came on the opening day of the campaign; although, he was on the bench last night as Lyon lost to Monaco.

Aouar to be handed a two-year contract

This deal would have been an ambitious move by the Reds and supporters would have welcomed Aouar.

Still, Gibbs-White was the man that Steve Cooper wanted and that deal looked a must from the club’s perspective.

Aouar handed contract
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Aouar now looks likely to be off the agenda for the foreseeable with the player set to commit his future to Lyon

The £62,000-a-week player looks set for a bright future and Forest’s scouting team will likely be keeping tabs on him.

His valuation will rocket once the contract has been signed. As a result, that could place Aouar firmly out of reach for Forest.

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