Will Nabil Fekir sign for Liverpool after the World Cup?
We have no idea, to be honest!
He’s clearly Jurgen Klopp’s primary target to replace Coutinho as Liverpool’s playmaker, but despite doing a medical, picking his shirt number and even taking his introductory club interviews, the ‘done deal’ never happened – for reasons which the club has yet to shed light on.
According to Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, whose word cannot be taken as gospel, Fekir was very relaxed about the whole situation, and could sign an extension with the club he captains.
“I spoke with Nabil Fekir the day after the night when we decided to stop negotiations with Liverpool,” Aulas told Le Parisien, translated by teamTALK.
“He was very calm.
“I immediately said to him that if he wanted to stay, we could do an extension.
“I’ve said it before, we don’t need to sell. We have the capacity to keep Fekir.
“The current plan is to let nobody leave to have the best team possible and to make signings as previously planned.”
Fekir hasn’t been involved much with France yet at the World Cup, but he could start against Denmark with Didier Deschamps’ side already qualified for the next round.
We’re going to keep a very close eye on him if he does, as we’ve got tickets to that game in Moscow!
From what we’ve seen of Fekir on television and in highlight compilations, he’s agile, skilful, fast and has a low centre of gravity which makes him an expert dribbler.
He seems like the perfect option to bolster an area of our squad that lacks a natural no.10.
We still really hope this one happens.