Liverpool have been linked with French international and Lyon superstar Nabil Fekir for quite some time and the latest reports seem positive for the Merseysiders.
According to the latest update provided by L’Equipe, Liverpool will start negotiations early this week to sign the Les Bleus playmaker from the Ligue 1 side.
The French source have come up with a title which translates in to “Liverpool launches for Nabil Fekir” which basically means that the Reds are going to move in to hire the services of the 24-year-old star, who was sensational in the recently concluded campaign.
In 30 league fixtures, Fekir helped Lyon qualify for the next season’s Champions League by scoring 18 goals and providing 7 assists. Overall, in all competitions, he directly contributed in 31 goals in 40 appearances.
The French star is naturally a central attacking midfield player, who can also play effectively out wide on the flanks. He has the quality and talent to replace Coutinho at Anfield and Klopp must push to secure his signature as soon as possible.
As per the provided L’Equipe link, Bilel Ghazi has stated that Lyon want at least €60million for Fekir and Liverpool have the economic power to match that sum. Moreover, it is mentioned in the report that the player could only intervene once Lyon have agreed a fee with any club (whether Liverpool or any other).
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming days.