TORINO – Aouar on a two-year loan. There Juve try to experiment with a new way to the market in the days of the coronavirus: loan, yes, but longer to cushion the impact of the investment. He said it, Fabio Paratici, that it would have been necessary to use a lot of creativity in the next negotiation window, after the pandemic will lead to a reduction in the resources available to the clubs. Well, the first test for the new ways on which to set up business could concern a talent followed for some time. Houssem Aouar, a Lyon star who made the Bianconeri go crazy in the first leg of Champions League. The midfielder born in 98 has long been under the lens of Juventus observers and now the right time for the assault seems to have arrived. The scenario that emerged in France favors the pretenders of the jewel grown in the nursery of the OL. The definitive stop at Ligue 1 decided by the French government that infuriated the president of Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas (which in fact continues with appeals to try to restart the season), has left the French club out of the European cups for the next season. The prospect could only become topical by winning the League Cup, which would guarantee the qualification to theEuropa League, but the opponent in the final (whose course is still to be determined) is the Paris Saint Germain and therefore the obstacle is not the easiest to jump. For Lyon, the impact, as well as sporting, will be economic. And with a contraction, which promises to be huge, in revenues, the only counter-move can be the sacrifice on the market of top players, starting right from Aouar.
Juventus proposal for Aouar
The opportunity is therefore coming for Juve. Also because, inevitably, the price of Houssem will drop. Aulas will no longer be able to maintain its demands at pre-pandemic levels when traveling on 70 million, a figure that represented the basis of an auction that probably would have unleashed among the big names in Europe. The scenario, however, is now totally different: the quotation is about 50 million, but may decrease further. So Juve tries the move: the proposal that would have been sent to Lyon consists of a biennial loan, expensive, with a redemption obligation. The purchase would thus be guaranteed but the impact of the investment would be diluted over the years. A creative formula that could have the desired effects, also because the relations between the two clubs are excellent and the same Aulas had opened in recent months to a negotiation for Aouar with Juve. A creative formula which, in its intentions, should also prevail over the competition: Liverpool is real Madrid are the main antagonists, City is PSG they have already moved; all have a considerable investment capacity. Simply?