Liverpool are closing in on Olympique Lyon captain Nabil Fekir ahead of a potential move in the summer. According to recent reports, the Reds are on the verge of sealing a sensational deal to sign the French international in this summer transfer period.
It is believed that Jurgen Klopp is looking to strengthen his options after the departure of Phillipe Coutinho in January and Fekir fits the bill perfectly. Some sources in the French media are now claiming that Nabil Fekir’s move to Anfield is 99 percent done and it is only a matter of time before he becomes a Liverpool player. Recent reports also suggest that the Reds are willing to pay a fee in the region of £60m to land the Lyon skipper this summer.
Fekir has made 40 appearances for the Ligue 1 side this season, finding the back of the net 23 times while creating 7 assists across all competitions. He is exactly the kind of talent who can make a difference at Liverpool which is why Klopp should do everything in his power to recruit him ahead of the new campaign.
The Reds of Merseyside are currently preparing for the UEFA Champions League final where they will face off against Real Madrid at Kiev on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side are considered by many to be one of the closest challengers to Manchester City for the league title next season. A player of Fekir’s calibre will definitely bolster their squad and help them close the gap to the Citizens in the upcoming campaign.
The Merseyside outfit has an array of attacking talents such as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Georginio Wijnaldum vying for a place in Klopp’s starting XI, with the impending arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig in a few weeks time. The potential acquisition of Fekir will undoubtedly strengthen their squad significantly and add more competition for places within their team.
At 24, Fekir still has his peak years ahead of him which the Reds could look to utilise in the near future. The French international is also quite versatile and can play in a number of different positions at the centre of the park. The Lyon skipper primarily operates in the number 10 position but can also be deployed as a secondary striker or down the right flank which makes him a perfect fit for Klopp’s Reds.
Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of the French attacker and whether he ends up sealing a switch to Anfield this summer.