Lyon playmaker Nabil Fékir is reportedly preparing himself for a move to Anfield, according to French journalist Nabil Djellit.
Speaking to France Football yesterday, Djellit said “Keeping players against their will does not end up well. Nabil Fékir already has his head at Liverpool.”
The 24-year-old is of high interest to Jürgen Klopp, and the German wants the French international to replace Philippe Coutinho, who left Merseyside for Barcelona in January.
Djellit went on to say “His soul has already projected a move to Liverpool. It would be counterproductive to keep him against his will.”
These quotes will certainly excite Liverpool fans, as it appears Fékir is determined to complete his move to Anfield before the start of the World Cup.
World Cup winner and former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit also believes that Fékir would a perfect signing for the Reds.
Petit said: “Can he fit into the Premier League? I believe so.”
“I don’t know how he will react to the physical side of the league, because the provocation will come, but when I look at Philippe Coutinho, Fékir could do the same for Liverpool.”
With the French international seemingly determined to be part of Jürgen Klopp’s squad, it now appears to be a case of when he signs rather than if.
Do you think he’s an ideal replacement for Philippe Coutinho?