Liverpool not planning any future bids for Nabil Fekir

Ruben Hill
June 14, 2019

Liverpool have renewed their long-standing interest in Nabil Fekir, 12 months after a £53million deal collapsed when Lyon pulled the plug.

They report that Jurgen Klopp is ready to go back in for Fekir but unwilling to spend as much as the 50 million euros (£44.5 million) they agreed for the midfielder last summer.

Fekir had even gone as far as to take part in his first photoshoot and interview for Liverpool, images from which were later leaked, adding to the freaky climax of the transfer saga.

Speculation continued throughout the rest of the summer suggesting Liverpool would revisit a deal at a lower fee or keep the £52m agreement but restructure the instalments to Lyon.

Jurgen Klopp remains keen on the French playmaker as he targets reinforcements to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Yet having been linked with numerous other English clubs after the failed transfer, Fekir is now being linked with Liverpool again.

During the 2018-19 season, the 25-year-old scored 12 goals and made 9 assists in just 39 games for the Ligue 1 side and these are sensational numbers for a midfielder.

"Thanks to Nabil for bringing what he brought. we have an understanding to let him go".

Speaking in the days after the breakdown of his initial move to Anfield, the player's agent claimed that it was "not the end of the story", while last month Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed he will leave this summer.

This would be worth around £70,000 a week, and this combined with a potential fee of almost half that agreed last summer could make Fekir a bargain signing.

Nevertheless, the name-check in Le Progres has been jumped on by the Daily Mail, who claim that Liverpool "reignited" their interest in Fekir.

Liverpool will play Lyon in a friendly next month and experts believe that the two clubs will sit down for negotiations during this time.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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