Liverpool are reportedly looking to go back in for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir this summer, according to reports in France.
As per French outlet Le Progres, the Reds could try their luck once again this year after missing out on a deal to sign Fekir during the previous summer window.
The report claims that initial contact about a deal has been made, but the club are not willing to meet the €50 million price tag.
Fekir’s failed move to Anfield was one of the stories of the summer last year, with the Frenchman coming ever so close to joining the Reds.
To this day, it has not been confirmed as to why the move fell through after reports emerged on social media that appeared to show the player in Liverpool colours, taking part in official interviews for the club’s TV channel.
Fekir has reportedly been told he will be able to leave the Ligue 1 side this summer but Jean Michel Aulas has proven to be a tricky negotiator in the past, meaning any deal will be difficult for the Reds to pull off.
Why Fekir would be a good signing for Liverpool
Liverpool often struggled for options in midfield last season, especially towards the end of the season and Fekir would go some way to solving that.
Rightly or wrongly, Liverpool have never truly replaced Coutinho and Fekir’s potential additional would certainly change that.
Champions League experience
Liverpool will want to defend their Champions League trophy the best they can and Fekir would be a strong addition to the squad as a player with plenty of European experience under his belt.
He'd want the move
It’s pretty clear that he would be keen to make the move to Anfield if last summer’s events are anything to go by.