The now ex-Lyon midfielder formalized his departure for Italy this Sunday.
Midfielder Houssem Aouar has signed a five-year contract with AS Roma, the Italian club announced on Sunday. The former Lyonnais, 24, said to himself “very happy, because it’s a great club with a great history“.
Born in Lyon, Aouar played 233 matches (41 goals) with OL, where he arrived at the age of nine. His contract was about to expire. He was no longer a starter this season and only participated in fifteen Ligue 1 matches and two in the Coupe de France. His relationship with the public has also deteriorated considerably and he was even booed during his last appearance, on May 27 against Reims.
Selected once in the France A team, he opted for Algeria in March. He was called up with the Fennecs for the first time on May 30 to face Uganda and Tunisia. “(Roma) is the right project for me, with a great team, quality players and unparalleled supportersSaid Aouar on the Italian club’s website.