Liverpool almost signed Nabil Fekir last month but Lyon’s sensational verdict saw the saga to end but now, it looks like the deal could be revived after club Chairman dropped a big hint.
Liverpool appeared to sign Lyon Captain Nabil Fekir last month only before Lyon sensationally put an end to Fekir’s prolonged transfer saga via tweeter. But moving on from that, the tale looks like can get revived as the Lyon’s president Jean Michael Aulas has dropped a big hint regarding the transfer and has kept doors open to their talisman’s departure.
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas is open to Liverpool renewing their efforts to sign Nabil Fekir.
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) July 15, 2018
Reds discovered an old knee injury during Nabil Fekir’s medical, forcing them to pull the plug on the £53m deal. It still remains unclear whether Liverpool will go back in for the 24-year-old forward after the World Cup final today, where France face Croatia in Russia at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. Nabil Fekir was tipped to fill the void left by Philippe Coutinho and was appeared to be the ideal heir for a vacated no.10 jersey.
Lyon chairman Jean Michael Aulas believes there’s still a chance Fekir will end up at Anfield before the transfer window closes in August.
“It seems to me that Liverpool could come back in,” the president insisted in an interview.
“That’s what I’ve read in the press, but I’ve not been told anything.”
“His transfer failed in June, but he hasn’t been affected by it. He is focused on the World Cup, and he still has his heart in Lyon.”
Nabil is much closer to Lyon today than he was when we talked to Liverpool.”
“Maybe he will go to Liverpool or another club, but if he stays at Lyon, it will be a great year for him and for us.”
With the Merseysiders already captured Xherden Shaqiri from Stoke, it remains uncertain whether Liverpool will revive a deal for the attacker. Recently Fekir has been linked with interest from a number of clubs including Real Madrid and Manchester United, but it’s widely believed that his head and soul remains at a move to Anfield.
This transfer tale has become one of the most prolonged sagas of recent years and it seems will follow the path of last year’s tedious Van Dijk saga. Fekir no doubt will be an astute signing but hopes are faded after Liverpool recruiting Xherden Shaqiri, who plies his trade on exact same position. The arrival of Fekir will give Jurgen Klopp a variety of options at midfield and as well as in frontline. Signing Fekir would maybe step closer to clinch the first Premier League title.