Liverpool’s deal for Nabil Fekir “99% done”


Reports in France indicate that a deal for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir is 99% complete, with Jürgen Klopp looking to get his summer transfers wrapped up as soon as possible.

The season isn’t yet over for Liverpool as the Reds gear up to face Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League next week. Despite this, the opening of the transfer window this week has sparked many a transfer rumour.

One story which seems to have a lot more traction than most is that Liverpool will make a move for Nabil Fekir, with the £62 million man the ideal replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who made the switch to Barcelona in January.

And now, according to Canal+a deal for Fekir to Liverpool is 99% done.

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On Saturday evening, Lyon took on OGC Nice in a must-win encounter in Ligue 1. The French side needed three points to secure a place in the Champions League next season and a hat-trick from Memphis Depay was crucial in sealing the victory for Les Gones.

Fekir grabbed an assist in what may well have been his last game for Lyon and was quite emotional when he was subbed off in the 84th minute, with widespread speculation over his future suggesting he has now played his final game for the club.

According to Canal+, Liverpool are closing in on a deal for the number one attacking target for the summer. The French TV station claims that a deal for Fekir is “99% done.”

Speaking to Canal+ after the game, Fekir fuelled rumours of a move by saying: “Is this goodbye? Honestly, I don’t know. I’ve had an exceptional season here with the exceptional players, fans and staff. We’ve finished beautifully.

“I think I gave everything in Lyon. Now its time to look into the future.”

Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.


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