Fekir twist: Liverpool pulled plug on deal

Ross Houston
June 10, 2018

Although Lyon's dismissal may well be the result of some hard-bargaining from the French club, some figures are under the impression that Fekir's move to the Premier League is not dead yet.

Nabil Fekir had chosen his shirt number for Liverpool before his transfer from Lyon collapsed, according to reports in France.

France Football Association president Noel Le Graet had suggested the move was nearly completed - according to reports in France - before Lyon's announcement.

The Lyon forward was said to be close to finalising his move to Anfield on Thursday night with an announcement due on Friday.


Fekir's agent confirmed earlier this week that although Liverpool were interested in signing his client, the deal was far from being completed.

Liverpool FC began their summer spending at the start of the transfer window when they wrapped up a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho.

"In this period of transfers where the slightest rumour is often presented as a reality, Olympique Lyonnais recalls that only the information disseminated by the club on its website is authentic".

Nabil Fekir is soon to be a Red!


Fekir is coming off a career-best season with Lyon, in which he scored 23 goals and created eight more, leading the Parc OL side to a third-place finish in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

ESPN's Liverpool correspondent Glenn Price discusses why Nabil Fekir would be the player to finally replace Philippe Coutinho. He was Ligue 1's second best dribbler previous year, which is a no mean feat considering the fact that the French top flight boasts some of the best up-and-coming dribblers.

Lyon announce that they have ended negotiations with Liverpool over Nabil Fekir. And Liverpool fans would have been watching him very closely.


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