Lyon pull plug on Fekir's Liverpool switch


According to L'Equipe, Liverpool were so convinced they had the France worldwide in the bag they allowed him to pick a shirt number.

"I felt optimistic about it because the medical visit he had was positive".

However, reports in France suggested the delay may be down to Lyon's accountancy practices wanting the deal to be completed in the new financial year.

'Olympique Lyonnais informs that the tripartite negotiations with the Liverpool club and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and that Olympique Lyonnais has chose to put an end to this negotiation tonight at 20:00, ' a statement read.

French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet revealed the Lyon star had passed a medical ahead of a statement from the Ligue 1 club that negotiations had ended.

Liverpool's attempts to renegotiate the transfer fee to take Nabil Fekir from Lyon to Anfield at the eleventh hour was the trigger to the proposed £53m transfer falling through on Saturday evening, according to the Mirror. He joins the list alongside the likes of Naby Keita and Fabinho with the Reds still being expected to continue their spending spree this summer.

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"In this period of transfers where the slightest rumour is often presented as a reality, Olympique Lyonnais recalls that only the information disseminated by the club on its website is authentic".

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"The club is disappointed that Le Progres didn't go to the effort of contacting us before publishing this false information, which creates confusion on the day the club is publishing its annual figures".

Liverpool, on the other hand, were in dire need of someone like Fekir, especially after the departure of Philipe Coutinho earlier this year.

Although Fekir's playing style can be compared to Southampton's Sofiane Boufal, the Frenchman is way more accurate and efficient when it comes to his dribbling and overall ball distribution in the final third.

It's Fekir Friday. Supporters have already gone through the ringer as they look forward to seeing Nabil Fekir announced as the club's latest signing.