Liverpool and Barcelona target Aouar signs new Lyon deal

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With Nabil Fekir's future at Parc OL still uncertain, Bruno Genesio's side have moved to tie down a man tipped to be his heir

Houssem Aouar has signed a new five-year contract with Lyon, the Ligue 1 club have confirmed.

Lyon midfielder Aouar enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2017-18, scoring seven goals across 44 appearances in all competitions to prompt speculation linking him with Liverpool and Barcelona.

And the 20-year-old, who has progressed through Lyon's renowned academy since joining the club in 2009, has now penned a new deal until June 2023.

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OL have been tipped to sell Nabil Fekir to Liverpool, with Aouar expected to be the France international's long-term replacement in the team.

Like Fekir, Aouar has come through the club's youth ranks and was born in the Rhone city.

Bruno Genesio's side finished third in Ligue 1 last season, securing a return to the Champions League. 

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