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Lyon respond to Liverpool Nabil Fekir rumours

Lyon respond to Liverpool Nabil Fekir rumours

Since the start of the 2018 summer transfer window, Liverpool’s main target appears to have been Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir.

However, in a recent interview with RMC Sport, Lyon manager Bruno Génésio was keen to dismiss talk that Fekir had agreed to sign for Liverpool.

No contract

As far as Génésio is concerned, there has been no talks held between Fekir and Liverpool, or indeed any other club.

In his interview, Génésio stated that,

 “There was no contact at all with Liverpool or any other club,

“I have not discussed the future at all, I know that Nabil, because of the qualification of ‘OL for the Champions League, is very keen to stay in.

“We will discuss serenely, he has the right to go to Russia with the French team, it gives him a higher status.

“It will be very, very expensive, to be able to acquire Nabil Fékir this summer.

“The players who have participated in this season will stay in. We want to increase the quality of the team so we must not weaken it.We will recruit one or two additional players of high quality and at least a very big name to strengthen the team”.

Should Liverpool pursue Fekir?

Given what was stated in the above interview, it would seem only a huge sum of money would allow Liverpool to sign Fekir.

But is he worth it?

Given his performance this past season you could make a very strong case that he is.

In 30 Ligue 1 games, last season Fekir bagged an impressive 18 goals and six assists. Bering in mind that Fekir spent much of the 2017/18 season as an attacking midfielder, 18 goals in 30 games is ridiculous.

Furthermore, although Liverpool are set to acquire Naby Keïta this summer, they have still yet to sign a like for like replacement for Philip Coutinho.

Fekir could certainly be that man given he can play CAM, left wing, right wing and even centre-forward. So, while Liverpool may have to splash the cash to sign Fekir, he does look like he could be worth it.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – JANUARY 08: New Barcelona signing Philippe Coutinho is unveiled at Camp Nou on January 8, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The Brazilian player signed from Liverpool, has agreed a deal with the Catalan club until 2023 season. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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