Liverpool have been handed a huge boost in any potential move for Lyon star Nabil Fekir this summer, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirming that the Frenchman will leave this summer, with proposals expected in the next few days.
“His [Fekir’s] preference is to leave this summer”, Aulas stated in a press conference today.
“We are open to discussions. We’ve had no movement.
“We are waiting for offers in the coming days but for the moment there aren’t any.”
It was well documented how close Liverpool were to signing Fekir last summer, only for concerns over the durability of his right knee during a medical to scupper the deal before completion.
It remains to be seen if Liverpool will reignite their interest for the Frenchman; with only a year remaining on his contract, Lyon will be keen to cash in and any potential deal is highly unlikely to cost close to the £53m fee Liverpool agreed with the French club last summer.
Although his impact was diminished last season compared to 2017/18, with Fekir scoring 12 goals and notching 9 assists in all competitions, there is no doubt that Fekir would add attacking impetus to Klopp’s midfield options should he join the Reds.
Even with the underlying fears surrounding his knee, for a relatively low fee, this could be an opportunity too good to pass up on.