Raphael Hongistein, author of Klopp, Bring the Noise, has ruled out Liverpool signing Lyon skipper Nabil Fekir this summer.
The Ligue 1 outfit pulled the plug on a £53million deal last month after the Reds took issue with the results of Fekir’s medical.
The Frenchman suffered a serious knee injury two years ago and Liverpool are concerned about paying so much money to sign him if there is the risk that he could injure his knee again in the future.
With the Premier League transfer window winding down, it’s looking more and more unlikely that Fekir will be a Liverpool player by the end of the summer.
Raphael Hongistein, who is close to Klopp, has claimed that there is no chance that the Reds will resurrect a deal for Fekir before the start of the new season.
“Fekir is definitely not happening,” Honigstein told ESPN FC. “It has been the latest since June and it won’t change.”
Even if Liverpool don’t sign Fekir, this transfer window can only be considered a success given that Naby Keïta, Fabinho, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri have been brought in.