Lyon captain Nabil Fekir turns 25 today and he has already won the World Cup with France.
The Ligue 1 star came close to joining Liverpool earlier this summer. Prior to this trip to Russia, the Reds conducted the player’s medical at Clairefontaine and, according to one of the versions, allegedly noticed an issue in his right knee.
The Merseyside club then wanted to lower the price tag and thus, Lyon decided to pull the plug on the transfer.
French newspaper L’Equipe reported on Tuesday that Fekir can still join Jurgen Klopp’s side in the summer transfer window. Lyon, on the other hand, remain hopeful that their star player’s future can be resolved before the end of this month.
France Football now reports the birthday boy’s future ‘still isn’t set’. It is ‘hard’ to say as to where he will play next season, but the trend remains ‘an exit’.
After winning the World Cup, Fekir’s price tag has only increased, despite him not being a key player like Kylian Mbappe or Raphael Varane for France.
The report also mentions about the Spanish press talking about new Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui making Fekir a priority target.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed interest from the Champions League winners, but there hasn’t been a lot of reports linking Fekir to Real Madrid in Spain like the one mentioned in France Football.
If Liverpool need to make another attempt in signing Fekir, they have to do so quickly because the transfer window in England closes on 9 August, three weeks before doing so in France.