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Nabil Fekir and Liverpool: The transfer that never happened

Nabil Fekir

Nabil Fekir has officially signed for Real Betis, for a very low transfer fee of just €19.75 million, a ridiculous number for someone that is so good, possibly making this one of the signings of the season.

However, Fekir wasn't always heading to Spain.

Back at the start of last season, Liverpool were the frontrunners to sign the Frenchman, with a proposed €60 million deal set to be completed.

However, whilst Fekir and Lyon agreed to everything, Liverpool were suddenly concerned about his medical condition, causing the deal to collapse during the final stages.

Fekir had a major injury late in 2015, forcing him to miss all of the matches between September 7 2015 to April 7 2016, a total of 39 matches in all competitions missed. However, up until then, the only two other injuries that he has had were minor ones that prompted him to miss 3-5 games.

After a fairly mediocre season with Lyon, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists in 29 Ligue 1 games, Fekir opted to leave the club for a new venture.

Lyon thus had to endure having to sell Fekir for the cut-price fee of just €19.75 million, as he only had a year left on his contract, with the club fearing that they would have to let him go for free the next summer.

To make matters worse for Liverpool, Real Betis appeared to deliver a cheeky dig towards the English club after Fekir signed, posting a photo of him with the caption "In perfect medical condition!"


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