Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Liverpool Reach £52.8m Agreement for Nabil Fekir

Liverpool make major breakthrough in race to sign Nabil Fekir Liverpool are reportedly the only club Nabil Fekir wants to join
Isaac Mcdaniel | 08 June, 2018, 09:54

Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Nabil Fekir on Friday after meeting Lyon's €60m (£53m) valuation of the France worldwide.

But Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas earlier said the deal would NOT go through until after the World Cup.

The 24-year-old is expected to finalise his mega-money switch on Friday afternoon once he has completed a medical at Clairefontaine, the France national team's training base.

And Liverpool's signing of the striker, who will undergo a medical this Friday in Liverpool before the move is officially announced, could be absolutely key to the summer transfer market.

With Liverpool and Lyon now having reached an agreement, an announcement could be made as soon as this weekend.

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Liverpool have already signed Fabinho from Monaco for £43.7m this summer, while Naby Keita is also arriving after a deal was agreed with RB Leipzig last summer.

Aulas' comments had cast doubt over the deal, with the notoriously hard 69-year-old telling Lyon's official website: "The record is at a standstill, there is no way forward". Didier Deschamps' side play their final World Cup warm-up game against the United States of America in Lyon on Saturday and the manager had instructed his squad to settle any outstanding transfer business before flying to Russian Federation.

'We haven't set a starting price because we haven't discussed that yet'.

Fekir has also drawn interest from Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but Liverpool have been aggressive in chasing his signature.

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