Liverpool have agreed a £57 million deal for the signing of Nabil Fekir from Olympique Lyon despite the French club’s president claiming a deal is not close just yesterday.
Fekir has been one of Lyon’s standout players over the past few seasons and he emerged as Liverpool’s number one target to replace Philippe Coutinho who left the Reds in January.
Fekir had admitted that this may be his last season with the French side, and although he has had to repeatedly clear the air that he was not close to a Liverpool move, he seems to have completed the transfer.
French newspaper, L’Equipe claim that the Reds have been in negotiation with Lyon and they have agreed to pay £57.1 million and further £2.9 million in performance-based add-ons.
Fekir is expected to have his medicals and complete the transfer this weekend before jetting off with the French squad to the FIFA World Cup in Russia. He is Liverpool’s third signing of the summer after the arrival of Nabi Keita and Fabinho, Jurgen Klopp would now turn his attention to signing a new world class goalkeeper after Loris Karius ruined their chance of winning the Champions League last month.