Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has taken to Twitter to tweet his support for Nabil Fekir after his move to Liverpool broke down.
The France international was expected to join Jurgen Klopp’s side, but Lyon have now ended talks and called off the deal. Reports suggested that Liverpool had expressed reservations after the player’s medical, which led to unsuccessful negotiations over the fee.
Aulas has hardly been slow in coming forward during this deal, regularly denying any deal was in place despite reports indicating that progress was being made.
After Lyon published a statement on Twitter to confirm that the deal would not be taking place, Aulas replied.
Replying to Lyon’s tweet regarding the transfer collapse, he tweeted: “We love you Nabil, come on France, come on Lyon!”
— Jean-Michel AULAS (@JM_Aulas) June 9, 2018
‘Olympique Lyonnais informs that the tripartite negotiations with the Liverpool club and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and that Olympique Lyonnais has decided to put an end to this negotiation tonight at 20h,’ that statement read.
‘Although the club Liverpool has been the priority of a possible transfer of Nabil, and subject to other proposals consistent with the interest of Nabil and OL and from ambitious clubs, Olympique Lyonnais is delighted soon to be able to count on the presence of his captain who is a leading rookie for this season 2018/2019 during which the club will play the Champions League being in the 3rd hat of the draw.’