Lyon chief confirms Nabil Fekir can move this summer

Ian Watson

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed there is “an understanding” with Nabil Fekir allowing the France star to move on this summer.

Fekir seemed all set to join Liverpool last year, with a £53million deal agreed and the player having conducted interviews and posed for pictures in a Reds shirt before the deal collapsed at the 11th hour.

The 25-year-old stayed with Lyon and scored 12 goals and offered nine assists in all competitions, but Aulas has revealed that it is likely Fekir will leave the club this summer.

“Effectively, Nabil is outside [of the two departures expected], because we have an understanding that he can go,” he said after Lyon’s final Ligue 1 game of the season on Friday.

“Thanks Nabil for bringing what he brought, we have an understanding to let him go.”

Liverpool have been linked with another move for the France international.