‘There Are Things That Must Be Accepted’-Fekir Opens About Failed Move


Nabil Fekir opens up about failed Liverpool move as French midfielder reveals he is yet to discuss a contract extension with Lyon

Nabil Fekir has insisted that he has moved on from his failed transfer to Liverpool.

The 25-year-old Lyon playmaker looked all set for a £53million switch to Anfield this summer before the Reds pulled the plug on the deal amid unconfirmed reports that they had reservations about a long-standing knee problem.

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Fekir has previously claimed that he is not aware of Liverpool’s exact reasons for their U-turn, but he is looking forward, not back.

‘What happened with Liverpool is straight out of my head, I turned the page,’ said Fekir this week.

‘We must not stop at this, we must move forward. There are things that must be accepted.’

Fekir’s current contract is due to expire in 2020 and Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said in June that he was keen to tie the midfielder down for longer.

But Aulas’s desire to keep Fekir has not yet resulted in contract talks, according to the player himself.

Fekir added: ‘My future? We have not discussed an extension yet, we will see what happens.’

After missing Lyon’s first two games having been given an extended break due to his World Cup exertions, Fekir has played twice for Lyon this season.

He enjoyed a fine 2017-18 campaign in Ligue 1, scoring 18 goals and providing eight assists in 30 appearances.