Houssem Aouar signs for Roma on free transfer from Lyon

Houssem Aouar has joined Roma on a five-year contract. Photo by Fabio Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images

Houssem Aouar has signed for Roma, the Serie A club announced on Sunday.

The Algeria international has signed a five-year deal with Jose Mourinho's side, arriving on a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Lyon.

"I think it's the right project for me, with a big team, quality players and a unique fanbase. I'm now a Giallorossi player, and I'm ready to go," he said in a statement.

The 24-year-old played one game for France -- a friendly against Ukraine in 2020 -- before switching allegiance in March to Algeria, where his parents were born.