Liverpool will make a big push to sign Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir after the Champions League final.
With reports in France surfacing regarding the Reds’ interest in Fekir earlier this month, multiple English sources have corroborated the fact that the 24-year-old is at the top of Jurgen Klopp’s shopping list this summer.
Liverpool will step up move for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir after CL final.
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While some earlier reports of a €70m deal already being struck between the two clubs might seem a bit premature, it does appear to be motoring towards a positive conclusion. Liverpool are reported to have scouted Fekir extensively and, after a season in which scored 23 goals and created nine more, have decided to make their move.
Fekir fits the bill for Klopp in a number of ways. Primarily, he could finally fill the void left by Philippe Coutinho’s £142m January departure to Barcelona – certainly more so than previous main target Thomas Lemar.
His versatility means that he could also provide a rotation option for one of Liverpool’s deadly front three, something which will be badly needed next season as Klopp looks to mount a much bigger assault on the Premier League title race.
In any event, steps appear to have been made to wrap the deal up before Fekir flies out to Russia with the France squad, having been selected as part of Didier Deschamps’ 23-man panel for the World Cup.