It’s done, Reds!
Nabil Fekir will be officially a Liverpool player very, very soon.
The most trusted Anfield correspondent James Pearce is currently on holiday, but took time out of his trip to tweet a handshake emoji when asked about the breaking news, much to the delight of Reds everywhere!
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) June 7, 2018
Half an hour earlier, L’Equipe had published the news that Liverpool have agreed a deal with Lyon for their skipper and that he’ll undergo a medical at Clairefontaine, France’s training camp, where Fekir is currently staying.
They claim Liverpool will pay €65m and a further €7m in add-ons, making him out second most expensive signing after Virgil van Dijk.
Paul Joyce thinks the fee is smaller, but that it’ll be announced tomorrow:
Liverpool to seal Nabir Fekir deal on Friday. Initial £48.4million plus a further £4.4million in bonuses.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) June 7, 2018
It’s crazy that Liverpool are now regularly buying players above £40m, when before we were not competing for the very best.
This summer, Liverpool have already spent £150m+, including the deals for Fabinho and Naby Keita (which was agreed last year).
Michael Edwards, Jurgen Klopp and the co. are killing it.
And props to FSG for allowing them to spend the money, too.
Keep up the good work!
Just a keeper and a centre-back to go for the perfect summer.