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World Cup-winning midfielder splits with agent amid Liverpool and Chelsea transfer rumours

The French World Cup winner was on the edge of completing a move to Liverpool last summer, yet the deal fell through in the final stages of transfer completion.

Nabil Fekir, the Lyon captain, has parted ways with his agent, with there being constant rumours about his departure to Liverpool and other Premier League clubs.

The French forward was made to wait on a move to Anfield during the whole of last summer, and this supposedly let to plenty of tension between him and his agent, Jean-Pierre Barnes, with the latter confirming on Saturday through the radio station, Europe 1, "I terminated the contract on Thursday."

Fekir will still be looking for a new agent, despite the obvious issues that he had with Barnes, with the latter also adding that "It was a choice Fekir took", and that "He will certainly look for another agent."

Fekir has had a mediocre season for Lyon, after coming back from a summer where he won the FIFA World Cup with France, as he has scored nine goals and has assisted 5 others, in 26 Ligue 1 appearances. Whilst these stats are not that bad, they are underwhelming compared to last season, when he scored 18 goals and assisted 8 other goals in 30 Ligue 1 appearances.

Whilst he has been plagued with a few injuries, the constant thought of a pending move to another club does not help.

Apart from Liverpool, Real Madrid and Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing the Lyon star in the summer, despite Fekir being with Lyon since he was 12-years-old.


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