RMC journalist Loic Tanzi, who helped break the Nabil Fekir to Liverpool story in the first place, reckons we’re still going to try and purchase the Frenchman.
As we know, Liverpool were on the verge of announcing Fekir after agreeing a deal with Lyon and the player, but the results of his medical showed an issue with his knee and we pulled the plug.
There’s a chance though that Lyon could still sell if they agree to restructure the deal financially, as Liverpool obviously still rate Fekir, who’s only played a bit-part at this summer’s World Cup, very highly.
“What I’m sure of, is that that the saga isn’t over,” Tanzi told GFNF. Liverpool will come back for Fékir at the end of the World Cup because he’s a player that Klopp’s been interested in for a while. I don’t what the sticking point was, whether it was a financial or medical problem, but if it had been medical, Liverpool would have stopped the transfer right there and then, but at the moment negotiations seem to be going on. There’s a possibility that they’re using his knee as a means of paying less, but in the end, they have the money and they know he wants to come.”
Like Tanzi, our gut feeling is that Fekir to Liverpool will happen.
Obviously, France have one more game at the World Cup – but negotiations over his personal terms are already finalised and Liverpool just want to pay a different (probably smaller) fee as a result of his knee issue.
Dave Maddock in the Mirror claims that following personal pleas from the player himself, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has given in to the player’s wishes.
There’s less than a month left of the transfer window. Can Liverpool get Fekir over the line?
Fekir met Lyon president at World Cup – pleaded for chance to still join LFC. Aulas agreed to revive talks. @LFC no interest in deal on previously agreed £53m terms, may be persuaded by restructured terms. @OL lining up Ziyech as potential replacement https://t.co/0GEnjcvRzu
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) July 11, 2018