Lyon youngster Houssem Aouar is set to pen an extension to his contract as the Ligue 1 outfit looks to form its team around him and replace Nabil Fekir.
Nabil Fekir is seemingly certain to sign for Liverpool as Nabil Fekir has his heart set on a move to Merseyside this summer and the Reds are working hard to get a deal done.
While L’Equipe reported yesterday that negotiations between representatives are discussing the transfer, talks are progressing slowly and it is unlikely that a deal will be thrashed out in the next 9 days.
France’s World Cup campaign begins on the 14th of June and Fekir wants his move sorted out before then – as do Liverpool.
Goal report that in a bid to prepare for a future without the influential Nabil Fekir, Lyon’s Houssem Aouar is set to sign a new contract despite interest from Barcelona and, oh look at that, Liverpool.
The 19-year-old is to be made the centre of Bruno Genesio’s side and will be offered a “substantial pay rise” and extend his terms to 2023, ensuring Lyon are prepared for the future.
For Liverpool, this bodes well as it signals a resignation on Lyon’s part to losing Nabil Fekir this summer and should make negotiations over a fee and the structure of payment slightly easier.
Should Fekir sign for Liverpool, he will join a brand new Liverpool midfield with Naby Keïta and Fabinho already having signed for the Reds as Jürgen Klopp looks to bolster an area of his team that was lagging behind others in the top four.
The French playmaker will add creativity to the Liverpool engine room while also providing cover for Roberto Firmino and having scored 23 goals for Lyon last season, Fekir is more than up for the job of helping carry Liverpool’s attacking burden.