Lyon president Aulas updates fans on Nabil Fekir transfer

first_img“I spoke with Nabil Fekir the day after the night when we decided to stop negotiations with Liverpool,” he explained to French publication Le Parisen.“He was very calm. I immediately said to him that if he wanted to stay, we could do an extension.“I’ve said it before, we don’t need to sell. We have the capacity to keep Fekir. The current plan is to let nobody leave to have the best team possible and to make signings as previously planned.”Fekir was understood to be so confident of becoming a Liverpool player that he had already chosen his shirt number.However, early in June, Lyon released a statement saying negotiations had ended.“Olympique Lyonnais informs that the negotiations with Liverpool 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.“Although the club Liverpool has been the priority of a possible transfer of Nabil, Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to be able to count on the presence of [our] captain who is a leading rookie for 2018/2019 during which the club will play the Champions League.”Fekir is currently in Russia with the France national team where he featured against both Australia and Peru. Nabil Fekir could be offered a new contract to remain at Lyon.The France international was on the verge of joining Liverpool in a £53m transfer only for the deal to fall through and the Ligue 1 club’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas revealed he has been talking to the 24-year-old about the possibility of extending his stay. 2 Nabil Fekir came through the academy at Lyon 2last_img read more