The long-term Liverpool target will be allowed to leave Lyon this summer, according to Jean-Michel Aulas.
Liverpool came so close to signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon in the summer of 2018.
The France international’s £53m move to Anfield was called off at the very last minute due to concerns over his fitness, according to a report from the Telegraph.
And now, according to a report from the Sun, the Reds could go back in for Fekir this summer.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas sensationally claimed last night that the 25-year-old Liverpool target is free to leave this summer, as quoted by Sky Sports:
“[With] Nabil we have an understanding that he can go. Thanks Nabil for bringing what he brought, we have an understanding to let him go.”
Fekir was in fine form once again for Lyon this season, racking up 12 goals and nine assists in 39 appearances in all competitions, and he would undoubtedly be a great addition for the Merseyside outfit.
The Frenchman is one of the finest attacking midfielders in world football, and the creativity and guile that he would bring to Liverpool would definitely take Jurgen Klopp’s side to another level.
And some Reds fans took to Twitter in reaction to Aulas’s recent comments about Fekir…
Fekir is Creative we need him remember what he did to Man City we only need to take points from City to win the Premier league— @Blazo (@blazohada) 25 May 2019
We don’t need him again jare— AJ_TOLU (@AJTOLU) 25 May 2019
I’ll take him!— Fields Of Anfield Road (@FOARsite) 25 May 2019
Let’s just get Depay from them— AJ_TOLU (@AJTOLU) 25 May 2019
We don’t need another dodgy knee..File was closed— Xavier Lutta (@Luttxav) 25 May 2019
Yes we need his creativity— YOAZ (@Tjiaz) 25 May 2019
Oh my days this would be crazy— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) 25 May 2019
Like I said.. Fekir and Depay from Lyon and Werner from Leipzig. Would be all I am asking for. Doubt it would happen but IF.. amazing business for us.— Piia (@PiiaMay) 25 May 2019
I think we should remember we cried for a creative midfielder after those draws again Leicester and west ham. Get him in we need depth as well we are competing with citeh for gods sake— Man like Paul (@WillemPauly) 25 May 2019
No thanks— Colin Kyaw (@tharlay9) 25 May 2019
Please buy him klopp— FAROUK 78692 supporter for 50years (@Mahomed64720744) 25 May 2019