Nabil Fekir was all set to join Liverpool in June, but the deal fell through at the final hurdle.
A knee injury is believed to be the reason why Fekir didn’t pass his medical at Liverpool and the hype around him joining Jurgen Klopp’s side has since died down.
According to The Mirror, Fekir has moved on from the disappointment of not calling Anfield his home this season and only has his sights set on the future. Being one of Lyon’s best players, Fekir hasn’t given up on achieving big things and at the age of 25, he still has a lot to offer, even to other big Premier League clubs.
“What happened with Liverpool is straight out of my head, I turned the page. We must not stop at this, we must move forward. There are things that must be accepted,” said Fekir.
He has, however remained uncertain as to where his future could be, although he still has a year and a half left on his current contract. “My future? We have not discussed an extension yet, we will see what happens.”
With compatriot N’golo Kante operating as a box to box midfielder these days, Fekir could offer Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri something far better fitting to that midfield role. Currently, the Blues sit with three disciplined midfielders in their starting lineup, with defender Marcos Alonso moving very high up the pitch and Mateo Kovacic covering for the Spaniard.
Alonso and Kante’s new high positioning hasn’t caused Sarri any trouble so far this season, but Fekir’s dribbling and pace have been of high reward for Lyon and even the French National Team. With him in the squad, Kante can go back to doing what he does best, defending, while Jorginho orchestrates play from the centre and the Lyon star pushes on.
Putting Fekir alongside players like Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro, meanwhile, offers Chelsea a new exciting attacking threat that could drive the Blues to new heights.
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