Lyon president discusses Nabil Fekir’s future

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirms that the Ligue 1 cub hasn’t been in contact to talk about a summer move for key midfielder Nabil Fekir.

Rumours have been rife regarding the future of the Frenchman, with most outlets agreeing that Fekir is a target for Liverpool.

As yet, it is unclear what stage negotiations are at – if at any. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed that the Ligue 1 side hasn’t been contacted by Liverpool, as per Get French Football News.

Fekir has scored 23 goals this season and created a further 7, taking his goal contributions to 30 in all competitions.

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Speaking to SFR Sport, Aulas said: “There has been no contact with Liverpool or any other club so we haven’t discussed the future. I know that Nabil, now that we have qualified for the Champions’ League, would really like to stay, so we will discuss things calmly.

“He has magnificently won the right to go to Russia with France, which gives him an even higher standing. For the moment, nothing is done. You will have to be very, very rich to sign Nabil Fékir this year.”

Signing the 24-year-old would be a great bit of business from the Reds and would add goals to midfield – something that has been lacking since Philippe Coutinho joined Barca in the January transfer window.

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Liverpool rely mostly on their formidable front three of Salah, Firmino and Mané to score goals with the likes of Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain not ones to score bucket loads of goals every season.

As Fekir has shown in France, he has an eye for goal and can be used in a front three or deeper, where he can pull the strings too.

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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