Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Nabil Fekir: Liverpool close to £53m deal for Frenchman

Nabil Fekir Liverpool Lyon transfer news GETTYNabil Fekir to Liverpool Jurgen Klopp is chasing a big Lyon transfer deal
Betsy Taylor | 08 June, 2018, 10:41

Fekir will be given permission to leave France's World Cup training base and could undergo his medical on Merseyside on Friday.

Liverpool are looking to clinch the £60 million (€68m/$80m) signing of Nabil Fekir before he heads off to the World Cup with France.

The Reds look poised to secure the France forward before he heads to the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Liverpool want to wrap up the deal as quickly as possible and announce Fekir's arrival over the course of the weekend.

L'Equipe has also reported that the France global will undergo a medical on Friday.

How could Liverpool line up in 2018/19 if they sign Nabil Fekir?


Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has ruled out finding a resolution before the World Cup begins, though, saying the deal is at a "standstill".

Fekir's arrival will bring some much needed depth to Liverpool's midfield, and is seen as the ideal replacement for Philipe Coutinho, who transferred to Barcelona in January.

"The record will certainly not close during the World Cup and I do not think there is any change before the World Cup".

This news will be music to the ears of Liverpool fans as the man touted as the long-term Coutinho replacement looks finally set to don the famous red jersey and call Anfield his new home.

The Reds earmarked the attacker as a key signing for this summer, with Jurgen Klopp clearly intent on overhauling the midfield following deals for Fabinho and Naby Keita.

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