What a 48 hours it has been in the Nabil Fekir transfer saga, but now, French club Lyon have confirmed that they have withdrawn from negotiations with Liverpool regarding their club captain.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield, with some reports even claiming he has completed a medical and recorded his welcome interviews with Liverpool’s in house TV programme.
It has been thought that Fekir was close to making a £52 million transfer, but yesterday, reports claimed that the deal had stalled.
Now though, Lyon have sensationally announced that they have withdrawn from negotiations with the Premier League giants, stating he will remain at the Groupama stadium for the upcoming season:
“Olympique Lyonnais can confirm transfer 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 at 8pm.
“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, Olympique Lyonnais is delighted soon to be able to count on the presence of his 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.”