Twitter is awash with the suggestion that Nabil Fekir is unhappy in France, has rejected a contract extension offered to him by Lyon and has demanded Jean-Michel Aulas let him leave and join Liverpool…
France24 journalist Jean Sebastien is very confident of this idea, for one.
— Jean Sebastién (@JeanSeb01) July 23, 2018
And plenty of Liverpool fans are peddling the same rhetoric, more out of hope than any insider knowledge, we might add.
But still, it makes sense. Fekir had his heart set on an Anfield switch and for it to be taken away from him at the last minute must have been gut wrenching.
Jurgen Klopp obviously admires the playmaker and hasn’t targeted an alternative in his position as of yet.
So if Lyon agree to a lower price, or at least a restructuring of payment terms that protects Liverpool if Fekir’s knee causes long-term problems, there seems no obvious reason why a deal can’t be done.
Fekir is the key, of course. If he kicks up a fuss and is no longer a tenable Lyon captain, the French club’s hand will be forced.
There’s two weeks left of the window for the deal to get done, anyway.
Rumors from France that Fekir is unhappy with Aulas regarding the Liverpool transfer, having rejected a contract offer from Lyon and urging him to reopen talks with Liverpool. #LFC
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) July 23, 2018
Fekir has rejected a new contract with Lyon and is unhappy with Aulas according to reports in France
— Utkarsh Joshi (@UtkarshJos) July 23, 2018
— Shamoun (@RamseyShamoun) July 23, 2018
*Supposedly* Fekir is unhappy with Aulas and has urged him to reopen negotiations with Liverpool after rejecting a contract offer from Lyon.
Big clubs let the players do the work for them. #LFC pic.twitter.com/BnCIuv3UFn
— Matt Thielen (@MelwoodDaily) July 23, 2018