Liverpool’s hopes of signing Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir have been rekindled after remarks by the club’s controversial president Jean-Michael Aulas.
The Anfield side were in advanced talks last month with a £53 million transferred agreed, and the player had even filmed a welcome video for Liverpool’s internal TV channel.
However, the deal fell through at the last minute for undisclosed reasons, with unconfirmed rumours circulating that Liverpool had tried to renegotiate the fee for the 24-year old, after his medical raised doubts about the condition of his right knee.
However, Aulas who was highly critical of Liverpool at the time has now given the Merseyside side hope after comments made to French news outlet Le10Sport. In which he implied that discussions could resume once Fekir’s duties with the French World Cup squad have been concluded.
He said: “It seems to me that Liverpool could come back in… his transfer failed in June, but he hasn’t been affected by it. 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.”
If Liverpool do eventually sign Fekir, he will join Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri among the new arrivals at Anfield.”
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