Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas insists he will allow Nabil Fekir to leave if he so desires, perhaps giving Liverpool encouragement of reviving the deal.
The Reds were all set to sign the French international before ostensibly walking away from the proposed transfer due to concerns over an underlying knee problem.
The club felt that their agreed price of £48million, rising to £53million, was excessive in light of discovering the problem.
Sources in France believe the move could still happen after the World Cup, provided the two clubs can come to a compromise.
While Lyon issued an official statement underlining their expectation that Fekir will lead them into the Champions League next season, Aulas, speaking on French television, suggested the attacker’s future may well lie elsewhere.
The club President purportedly reiterated his desire to keep Fekir off the back of an excellent 2017/18 campaign, but also said he would help him to secure a transfer if he “really wants to leave”.
According to James Pearce, sources close to Liverpool remain non-committal on the matter.
The overall conclusion seems to be that the transfer has a 50% of being resurrected at this present moment.
#LFC #YNWA #NabilFékir #Fekir #Liverpool #LiverpoolFC #WeAreLiverpool #LFCFamily #Anfield #TheReds #TheRedPost #PremerLeague #TransferWindow #Lyon #France