Lyon will allow Nabil Fekir to leave in January, after failing to agree terms on a contract extension with their captain, according to French outlet L’Equipe.
Liverpool were inches away from securing the World Cup winner in the summer, but pulled out of a deal at the last minute after issues with Fekir’s knee were discovered during a medical.
The player had already done his introductory club interviews and it was a mighty surprise and disappointment for fans and undoubtedly Fekir himself.
Jean-Michel Aulas still wants to cash in on the 25-year-old though, whose market value will continue to fall from window to window as his contract runs out.
We’ve heard from good sources that Liverpool are no longer interested in Fekir, but if Lyon’s asking price drops dramatically, who knows if the club will change its tune.
There’s been a lack of a relationship between the midfield and the frontline this term, and although our results domestically have been good – there is definitely room for a playmaker amongst the ranks – despite Xherdan Shaqiri’s strong start to life in red.
In our opinion, Liverpool will go big for an attacking midfielder next summer and likely stay out of the winter window, regardless of Fekir being very much on the market.
We’ve been told Christian Pulisic is Chelsea bound, so as of yet, the potential marquee 2019 arrival remains unclear.
Sadly, the Fekir ship has sailed.