Before the World Cup, it looked for all the world like Nabil Fekir was headed to Liverpool. Now, though, Manchester United may have just thrown a real spanner in the works.
That’s according to the Daily Express per Devon Live, who says that Jose Mourinho has now shown an interest in signing the Lyon superstar.
The article claims that Liverpool failed with a £62million bid to sign Fekir, and it’ll cost an extra £10million to sign him post-World Cup. The fact that they didn’t manage to seal a deal before Russia 2018 has left the door open for another club to come in and swoop Fekir away.
At 24, Fekir is improving year-on-year. After another excellent season with Lyon in Ligue 1, there were always going to be rumours regarding his future.
Honestly, he’d be perfect for Manchester United if you give him the freedom to sit in just behind the striker. If you allow him to create, float around and do what he does best, then it’d be a brilliant piece of business.
My only concern is that it’s highly unlikely Jose Mourinho will give him that freedom. Instead, he’ll be tasked with tracking back while being forced out wide. Although Fekir can play as a winger, it’s not his best position. Personally, I’d prefer to see United go all-out to sign a world-class right-sided attacker.