Nabil Fekir was non-committal on what the future holds when asked about his failed Liverpool move by French television outlet Telefoot.

Liverpool pulled the plug on a big money move for Nabil Fekir over injury concerns.

The Lyon midfielder was inches away from completing a £53million move to Merseyside but has had to spend this season in Ligue 1 before he gets the chance to make a big move abroad.

Speaking to Telefoot, via the Mirror, Fekir said: “Liverpool? It’s part of a player’s career, but it makes you stronger and you have to move forward.

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“I really don’t know what I will do [next summer] but as I said I feel good in Lyon, the president trusts me, that’s good. You will see [if I extend my contract].”

 

Interestingly, Liverpool have still done spectacularly well without a natural playmaker this season but surely having someone of Fekir’s quality would only have improved the Reds.

He has 12 goals and 7 assists this season and had 21 and 9 last season. Coutinho had 20 goal contributions from midfield before he joined Barcelona in January 2018 and Klopp hasn’t had anyone like the Brazilian since.

I would love to see Liverpool make another move to sign Fekir this summer especially if Michael Edwards can get him for less than £40million.

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Edwards has proven himself as an astute negotiator and signing Fekir this summer for less than the previously agreed £53m fee would be one of his best deals.

A midfield three of Fekir, Fabinho and one of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gini Wijnaldum or Naby Keita would be one of the best midfields in Europe.

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