Nabil Fekir has been the latest name to flood search tabs on YouTube as Reds launch their own scouting mission centred around the Liverpool target.
The Lyon star took most by surprise as reports emerged during last week’s defeat to Chelsea suggesting a deal had already been agreed to bring him to Anfield.
Though that isn’t quite the case just yet, the interest appears very real as Jurgen Klopp seeks to add to his attacking resources in the summer.
Fekir himself has subtly hinted at imminent talks over his future amid accelerating rumours linking him to a Merseyside switch.
“The president told me, like he told everyone else when they signed their contracts, that we have the possibility to talk whenever I want to leave,” Fekir told L’Equipe, per the Mirror.
“Nobody signs for life in a club. It doesn’t work like that.”
“But I don’t have a free pass to leave. I have a contract until 2020. I’ll let destiny handle the rest.”
Fekir seemingly fits the bill as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho in regards to his catalogue of individual goals and notable influence as an attacking midfield technician.
The Frenchman has registered 20 goals in Ligue 1 this season and is expected to generate a fee upwards of £60million upon his eventual departure.
A naturally tough transition from French football to the Premier League’s vigour floats uncertainty over his potential in England, although his ability to earn the captaincy and his talismanic contributions suggest he is well equipped to take on a new challenge.