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Lyon President Opens Up On A Premier League Move For His Talisman

Olympique Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has revealed that star Nabil Fekir will not be leaving the club this summer amid interest from Premier League side Manchester United.

Just last month English giants Liverpool agreed on a deal to sign Nabil Fekir and lure him to Anfield only for a medical to refute the move. The Merseyside club thought they would have the French midfielder wrapped up and ready for them heading into the new season but that wasn’t the case. Manchester United was ready to pick up the pieces and manager Jose Mourinho was reportedly keen on bringing Fekir to Old Trafford although there was no solid indication that United wanted to sign the 24-year-old.

Lyon’s French forward Nabil Fekir celebrates after scoring

Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic Savic has proven to be the expensive option and United wanted to steal Fekir under the noses of their bitter rivals. Fekir opened up on United being his ‘dream club’ back in 2015 but Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has opened up on the saga of Nabil Fekir.

Aulas On Fekir’s Possible Move Away From Lyon-

Speaking to RMC, the 69 year old Frenchman revealed that he will not be selling the Lyon captain this summer and Aulas said that Fekir will be remaining at the Groupama Stadium playing for the Ligue 1 outfit the coming season, “I think that Nabil will be at OL next season, “I have almost a father-son relationship with my players, I gave him the chance to go to Liverpool because it was his dream club. I did that too with Tolisso and Umtiti, he is our captain and it is the coach who’s wishing to keep him.”

Author’s Take-

This is a massive blow for Liverpool because Fekir would have been an ideal replacement for Philippe Coutinho in midfield. Jurgen Klopp would have had a better chance of winning titles next season with Fekir in his squad.

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