Mohamed Fekir, the father of the talented French footballer, has distanced his son from reports in France that a £62m deal has been agreed for a summer move to Liverpool.
Although the 2017/18 season is not yet over, we have certainly reached the part of the year again where fans are giddy over the possibility of top-class talent joining their club.
After what has already been a successful season for Liverpool with the opportunity to make it more so with a Champions League win in Kiev, Jürgen Klopp will be able to target the highest bracket of players.
Lyon’s influential midfielder Nabil Fekir certainly fits the bill of top-class talent and would be a fantastic replacement for Philippe Coutinho. That said, his father has denied reports that his son has agreed a deal with the Reds ahead of a potential summer move.
Speaking to Olympique et Lyonnais, Mohamed Fekir denied that a deal has been agreed for his son and that he has not been in Liverpool to discuss terms.
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“Nabil in Liverpool, that’s wrong,” Mohamed said. “I hear there are arrangements, stuff like that… I was surprised.
“I can deny this information right now: it’s not true. Otherwise, Nabil would have told me right away, we are very close.”
On rumours that his son had met with Jürgen Klopp, Fekir’s father added: “I can guarantee you that he never met him.
“His dream is to play in the Champions League with his boyhood club.”
While this may look bleak for Liverpool’s chances of signing Fekir, a lot can change in a couple weeks or the next three months. For now, I believe Klopp will be focussed on the last Premier League game of the season before attention will turn to the Champions League final.