Can Tottenham afford to miss out to Liverpool on superstar for third year in a row?

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir racts after losing a goal during the French L1 football match between Dijon FCO and Olympique Lyonnais, on April 20, 2018, at the Gaston GĂ©rard Stadium...

Should Tottenham enter battle with Liverpool for Nabil Fekir?

Nabil Fekir of Lyon (18) scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19,...

Liverpool are lining up a move which should leave rivals Tottenham Hotspur kicking themselves.

For the third year in a row they look set to pull off an impressive move for an attacker, this time with Lyon's Nabil Fekir.

The Liverpool Echo report talks will open with Lyon over a transfer after the Champions League final.

This potentially allows other teams to steal in and hijack the Reds' advances, and this time Tottenham should muscle in.

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir racts after losing a goal during the French L1 football match between Dijon FCO and Olympique Lyonnais, on April 20, 2018, at the Gaston Gérard Stadium...

Two years ago Spurs missed out to Liverpool over Sadio Mane, with the Senegalese international choosing the Reds due to Tottenham's restrictive wage structure [via The Mail]

Last summer Liverpool signed Mohamed Salah, and this was a move where they actually stood a better chance of managing.

Salah signed a £90,000 per week contract with the Reds, and has gone onto score more than 40 goals in his first season.

Spurs had eyed Salah previously but chose not to follow up their interest, and this was a big mistake.

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir (L) vies with  Villarreal's Spanish midfielder Javier Fuego during the Europa League Round of 32 second leg football match between Villarreal CF and...

Now with Fekir potentially available, and possibly heading to their rivals, Tottenham owe it to themselves to try and do a deal for the France star.

Fekir has scored 23 goals this season and provided nine assists, and could flourish playing off Harry Kane, also easing reliance on Christian Eriksen.

Playing with him will be a lot easier than playing against him if he signs for Liverpool, and this week Spurs have an opportunity to try and hijack their move.

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