Fekir uncovered mystery of failed Liverpool transfer

Fekir uncovered mystery of failed Liverpool transfer

Seville Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir could have moved to Liverpool last summer, but the club refused to purchase the halfback at the very last minute.

The French goalscorer of Lyon, which in the last two years has become an icon for local fans, moved to Spain in the summer. Betis became the new club of Nabil Fekir, who paid only 20 million euros for him.

At the same time, the midfielder showed a consistently high level of play in Lyon, where in the last two seasons of Ligue 1 he scored 27 goals and made 15 assists. But Liverpool did not agree to buy him last summer, despite the agreement and the shot promotional video with the Frenchman. The deal fell through at the last moment and a year later the player decided to shed light on the story with his failed move to Anfield.

The Merseyside club itself complained about a chronic knee injury that Fekir discovered during a medical examination in Melwood. However, the footballer had his own version, which he shared with the French edition of L’Equipe,

“There was a lot of lies that influenced me. Especially when you know that all the words spoken are a lie. Back then, I underwent a medical examination and everything was in order with my knee, otherwise why would the president of Lyon want to keep me on the team?

They tried to convince me that the problem was in my knee, but Liverpool were just looking for excuses. I felt great, which was confirmed by medical tests. I assure you, even I do not know why they refused the transfer.”

It is quite possible that the reason for that was a high price for the footballer. A year ago, the Reds intended to pay 60 million euros for him; therefore, they were afraid to pay such a sum for the player, who can soon get injured. At the same time, they put more than 50 million euros for Naby Keita, who during his year at Liverpool got injured seven times and spent in the infirmary over three months in total.