Liverpool are contemplating their next transfer move after the deal to bring Nabil Fekir to Anfield collapsed on Friday. Fekir was set join Fabinho and Naby Keita in a new look midfield that according to the Echo, Jurgen Klopp is looking to overhaul.
Klopp is still keen to replace Philippe Coutinho who moved to Barcelona in January. Gent’s Nigerian international Moses Simon is being liked as a potential target as is Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri but he is identified as possible back up to the front line not a midfield target.
Liverpool had scouted Fekir throughout the whole of last season as they looked to bolster their options in the middle of the park for next season. The deal was at a very advanced stage with a fee agreed by the two clubs and the player agreeing personal terms.
However, on Friday it emerged that the Reds had withdrew their interest after the player had completed in his medical ahead of confirmation of the deal. There were no attempts to renegotiate by Liverpool meaning that deal was off.
This was then confirmed by Fekir’s club Lyon who released a statement on their website confirming that the deal has collapsed and that Fekir would remain at Lyon for next season.
As both sides expected the deal to be completed Liverpool had planned his unveiling with images leaked online showing him pictured in the Liverpool kit for their official website and that he had chosen his squad number.
Fekir has had a history with injures and suffered a bad one back in 2015 when he ruptured his cruciate ligament, an injury that can potentially cost you a whole season of your career. He was sidelined back in February with a knee contusion which kept him out for five weeks.
The player himself is away with France preparing for the World Cup which gets underway next Thursday and would not be drawn on his future when asked about it after France drew 1-1 with the United States in a World Cup warm up.
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