Lyon president gives positive Liverpool FC transfer update on Nabil Fekir
Lyon president Jean Michael Aulas opens the door for Liverpool FC to sign Nabil Fekir this sumer
Liverpool FC could still sign World Cup winner Nabil Fekir this summer, according to Lyon president Jean Michal Aulas.
The Reds have been heavily linked with a swoop to sign the 24-year-old throughout the current transfer window but a deal has failed to materialise so far.
Liverpool FC were thought to be close to securing a deal for Fekir before the start of the World Cup after the Merseyside outfit agreed terms with the player and Lyon.
Fekir even underwent a medical at Liverpool FC and selected his squad number before the Reds went back to the negotiating table in an attempt to protect themselves due to concerns about a knee issue.
Lyon subsequently pulled out of the deal but speculation has suggested that a deal could still be resurrected before the close of the summer transfer window.
Now, Lyon president Aulas has given Liverpool FC a big boost after he conceded that Fekir could still end up at the Anfield outfit ahead of the new Premier League season.
“It seems to me that Liverpool could come back in,” Aulas told le10sport. “That’s what I’ve read in the press, but I’ve not been told anything.
“His transfer failed in June, but he hasn’t been affected by it. He is focused on the World Cup, and he still has his heart in Lyon.
“Nabil is much closer to Lyon today than he was when we talked to Liverpool.
“Maybe he will go to Liverpool, or another club, but if he stays at Lyon, it will be a great year for him and for us.”
Fekir scored 18 goals and made eight assists in Ligue 1 last season as he took on a more central role following the exits of Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso last summer.