Nabil Fekir’s chances of securing his “dream move” to Liverpool have increased as Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted that a move for the playmaker is back on.
If you thought Liverpool’s mind-numbing pursuit of Naby Keïta last summer was a crazy ride, then I imagine you think similarly of how Nabil Fekir’s move to Merseyside has taken us on a rollercoaster.
At the start of June, a move for the influential midfielder was as close to being completed as it could possibly be without actually being so. A medical was complete, a video-recorded interview with LFCTV was done and he had actually put the Red kit on.
Yet, Liverpool’s request to restructure a fee for the French international wasn’t taken too kindly by Lyon and the limelight-loving Aulas pulled out of talks and that is essentially as much as we know.
With very little concrete information being released over the last month and a half, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has spoken quite a lot about what his skipper’s future could hold.
He said: “It seems to me that Liverpool could come back to the charge … That’s what I saw in the press, but I’m not informed.
“His transfer failed in June, but he is not affected. He is quite fatalistic, focused on his World Cup, and he still has the heart in Lyon.
“We discussed his brother Yassin, who signed pro. Nabil is much closer to Lyon today than it was when we talked to Liverpool. Maybe he will go to Liverpool, or to another club, but if he stays at OL, it will be a great year for him and for us.”