His name never seems to stay out of the press, does it?
Nabil Fekir’s long awaited move to Liverpool is back on, with sources such as Foot Radio reporting he has told Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas that he will leave the club this summer and could be available for as little as £15 million.
We all know the now infamous collapse of the Frenchman’s deal in the summer, with the plug being pulled by the Liverpool hierarchy after results of his medical came out.
Why the move makes sense
With Lyon once again miles away from French champions PSG, there is a valid argument that it is the right time for him to move away from Ligue 1, and try himself in the English Premier League.
With Moussa Dembélé acquired in the summer, Houssem Aouar’s rise to stardom and Memphis playing to the standard we all know he can play to, Nabil may feel a wee bit out in the cold at the French club. It makes sense for Fekir to leave Los Gones, who he has served brilliantly since 2013
For any one of these teams, he would add a world-class option to the team. With 16 goal contributions this season in 29 games, it is clear Fekir still offers a team lacking a spark.
Creativity and an eye for a ball means he is able to operate in the 10 due to the experience he gained in the position in the earlier stages of his career. Liverpool’s pursuit of the winger clearly highlights he must be effective in pressing making him a perfect fit for either Klopp or Pochettino’s system.
For a fee as little as £15 million in the current market climate, this deal is a no brainer for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp is clearly an admirer of Fekir and feels he can bolster a side to potentially bring home the Premier League trophy next season.
Issues surrounding Fekir are surrounding his physical condition and proneness to injury. The fact he failed the medical last summer, the final hurdle in his move to Anfield, will indefinitely raise eyebrows.
Yet if the rumours are true and Michael Edwards has managed to negotiate an incredible deal for The Reds, this could be a massive signing, provided the Frenchman can stay fit.
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