LIVERPOOL have joined Manchester City in the race for Lyon star Houssem Aouar, according to reports.
The highly-rated midfielder has come through the ranks at the Groupama stadium and broke into the first-team last year to become one of the hottest prospects in Ligue 1.
Getty – Contributor3 Liverpool are keen on Lyon kid Houssem Aouar
Aouar, 20, had City boss Pep Guardiola drooling over his performance after the Champions League 2-2 draw last month.
Guardiola said: “Houssem Aouar is a very good player. He is incredible.
"We talk a lot about (Tanguy) Ndombele, but Aouar is also excellent.
“He's always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality.”
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Reuters3 Pep Guardiola called Houssem Aouar 'incredible' after Champions League draw with Lyon last month
Getty – Contributor3 Houssem Aouar attending the Ballon d'Or awards in Paris
Aouar has notched 5 goals and 4 assists across all competitions and his form has put Europe’s big boy on alert.
City wasted no time after the game in France making contact with the youngster’s representatives.
French outlet Telefoot say Liverpool are now in the mix and have spoken to the Ligue 1 side asking to be kept informed about his situation.
Chelsea and Arsenal have also been keeping tabs on the French Under-21 star who is in his second full season in the Lyon first-team.