Liverpool are in pole position to sign Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir from Manchester United in the next transfer window, according to reports. Recent reports suggest Jurgen Klopp is looking to lead a summer shake up ahead of a new Premier League title bid next season.
Fekir has impressed Betis this season, scoring six goals and three assists in order to keep his side firmly in the race for Europa League qualification.
Liverpool are no stranger to the 27-year-old, who was a top target for the Merseyside club and almost rejoined in the summer of 2018, but the move failed in the eleventh hour before he was finally signed for Betis on. a five-year contract the following season.
He carried his strong form across the French border to Spain, becoming a key player for Manuel Pellegrini’s side behind the top three.
However, Fekir could finally be ready to move to Anfield at the end of the season, with Liverpool rekindling their interest in the France international according to Fichajes.
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The Reds are looking for a midfielder to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, who is expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Despite the abundance of interest in Fekir, Betis are ready to stand firm and resist the temptation to take advantage of their star man.
It is claimed that no early offer has been made, but the situation is likely to change quickly before the transfer window.
“I have no grudges against Liverpool,” he told L’Equipe. “I met them, our relationship was excellent. They showed me that they really wanted me.
“But behind, when you don’t surround yourself with the right people, it hurts you.
When asked if he was referring to his agent, Fekir replied, “Maybe, so like I said, it’s fate.
“But during negotiations, you are not informed of everything that is going on, it is not normal.
Fekir has played 63 times for Betis since joining the club two years ago, scoring ten goals and providing 13 more assists.
He helped France win the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the time of Liverpool’s initial interest, appearing in all but one of his team’s matches during the tournament.
He is valued at just £ 22.5million by Transfermarkt, but the Reds will have to shell out a lot more if they are to have any chance of successfully signing the midfielder on the second request.