Liverpool handed massive boost in their pursuit for world-class no.18 playmaker

July 11, 2018

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has not ruled out the possibility to sit down to the negotiating table with Liverpool over the transfer of French attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir.

The France international star, who is currently in Russia at World Cup duty was on the brink to join Liverpool in a big-money move earlier last month, only the negotiations between the Lyon and Liverpool collapsed.

Reports suggested that French club aborted the move after the Reds attempted to lower the asking price for Frenchman who has scored 23-goals fro Lyon last season.

But now the Lyon President Aulas hinted that a return to negotiations table is possible and after the world-cup Fekir could leave the French giants for Liverpool.

“Nothing is ever completely over in the footballing world,” Aulas told the Liverpool Echo. “Personally, I am no longer in discussions with Liverpool. At the moment, we are waiting for France and Nabil to have a fantastic World Cup.

“If Nabil was to start in the World Cup final, I am thinking about Nabil, about his future, about his family, because I especially like his dad and the entire environment.

“He has an agent in Jean-Pierre Bernes of the highest quality. You should not worry, I think that Nabil’s career is going to be even greater if he stays at Lyon, but it will not be me who decides.”