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|Posté le: Lun 11 Juin - 08:51 (2018) Sujet du message: Liverpool were so close to sealing £53m Nabil Fekir move the
| Liverpool were so close to sealing £53m Nabil Fekir move they 'allowed France star to pick his own squad number' before deal for Lyon man dramatically collapsed
| sbo bz sbobet Liverpool were so confident their £53million signing of Lyon's Nabil Fekir was on the verge of going through they allowed him to choose his shirt number. France international Fekir had even conducted interviews with the Anfield club's in-house media team before the move dramatically collapsed on Friday.
It is understood issues arose during the course of Fekir's medical that made Liverpool think twice and the five-year deal, worth more than £140,000-per-week fell through. Fekir, who scored 23 goals for Lyon in Ligue 1 last season, was Jurgen Klopp's prime target for the summer and had been identified as a long-term replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
sbo bz sbobet The deal had been struck by sporting director Michael Edwards and, according to French newspaper L'Equipe, Fekir was allowed to select his squad number. Although the publication didn't specify which number Fekir would choose, eight and 10 are currently vacant in the Liverpool squad list.
Lyon posted a statement confirming the deal had fallen through on their website though it was later taken down. It read: '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 Lyon has decided to put an end to this negotiation on Saturday night.
'Although 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, Lyon is delighted soon to be able to count on the presence of the 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.' sbo bz sbobet