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.
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.
“J’ai passé une saison exceptionnelle ici, avec un public exceptionnel, des joueurs exceptionnels, avec un staff exceptionnel […] et ce soir on a fini en beauté”
— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) May 19, 2018
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.”