According to Le Progres, Manchester United could agree a deal with Olympique Lyonnais for Nabil Fekir who ‘is likely to leave his club’. It’s bad news for Liverpool as the Reds were hoping to land the 24-year-old’s signature this summer but their decision to lower their bid for the playmaker hampered their chances of a deal going through.
The report states Liverpool took £5m off their valuation of Fekir after his medical with the club (knee problem). The decision led to them missing out on the midfielder entirely and now United have a chance to bring him to Old Trafford. He won’t be cheap, however, with Lyon valuing their star player in excess of £60m.
Despite manager Jose Mourinho being overstocked in attack – Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata – it appears he’s open to making an addition. Fekir would improve the squad too. The French international scored and created 31 goals in all competitions last season, operating as an attacking-midfielder behind the striker.
It will be a major blow to Liverpool if they were to lose Fekir to their fierce rivals, but latest reports don’t look good for their chances.