Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Sport | By Victor Mcdonald

Liverpool target Nabil Fekir won't rule out Lyon exit this week

Liverpool target Nabil Fekir won't rule out Lyon exit this week

Earlier in the summer, Liverpool were favourites to land the Lyon captain but ran into trouble.

Insisting on his happiness at Lyon, the skipper said:"As you can see, I am in Lyon".

The French global was linked with a number of Europe's biggest clubs following a spectacular season with Lyon that saw him rack up 24 goals and 9 assists across all competitions last term.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Alisson Becker following the goalkeeper's impressive debut.

The Lyon attacking midfielder came within a whisker of joining Liverpool before the World Cup and the Reds have continued to be linked with Fekir.

Fekir, who returned to Lyon training this week, is however keeping his cards close to his chest and is yet to make a commitment on his future amid rumours Liverpool are ready to table an offer before the English transfer window slams shut this week.

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At the time a statement on the Lyon website said: "Transfer negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and Olympique Lyonnais have made a decision to put an end to this negotiation tonight". I am very good here.

"I feel brilliant in this squad". We have very good players, there is a good atmosphere.It's a bit like the French team: there is a mix between young and old, with more experienced players than others.

Talking to OL TV, as quoted by "Get France Football News", Fekir said: "Who knows what will happen in the future but I am very happy at Lyon".

Liverpool are set to start the new season with one of Sturridge, Shaqiri or Mané as their no.10 instead of Fekir but reports from France suggest there is still hope.

A successful campaign in Russian Federation with France has seen the 24-year-old's value skyrocket and it would now make much more sense to wait another 12 months to sign Fekir as the Reds did with Naby Keïta.

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