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Transfer News: Houssem Aouar's rebirth in Rome

Houssem Aouar
Transfer News: Houssem Aouar's rebirth in Rome

A new life, a new city and a new club for Houssem Aouar. The Algerian midfielder, who has been convincing in his preparations with Roma, will play his first official match this Sunday on the first day of Serie A.

Houssem Aouar raises hopes in Rome

On his way to exile, Houssem Aouar has found a new home in Rome. After joining Lyon's youth academy in 2009, the now Algerian international played for Les Gones from 2016 to 2023.He was even captain on several occasions. But between injuries, poor form and a refusal to extend his contract, the end of his romance with his training club did not go according to plan. The midfielder ended up at AS Roma. And the preparatory matches seem to give a clue as to the rest of his season.

In José Mourinho's 3-5-2 formation, Houssem Aouar is used as a left-sided relay midfielder. La Gazzetta dello Sport devoted an article to him on Friday August 18. It reads in part. "He's a talented player who has shown what he's capable of this summer".

Objective: to continue

Houssem Aouar impressed in the build-up matches, even scoring a fine goal.However, where he will be most eagerly awaited is in the sequence of matches and performances. The 25-year-old is coming off a season in which he made just 18 appearances and 6 starts. He scored just one goal and provided one assist.

Houssem Aouar will be eagerly awaited this season. The first step in his new life will be on Sunday August 20 at 16:30 GMT on Matchday 1 of Serie A. It will be against Salernitana, at home.

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