Bayern Munich join hunt for long-term Liverpool target Nabil Fekir

Liverpool are set to face a stern fight if they reignite their interest in Lyon’s Nabil Fekir as Bayern Munich have joined the hunt, according to Kicker.

What’s the word?

Jurgen Klopp enjoyed a busy period during the summer transfer market as he secured a number of additions for Liverpool but an anticipated deal for Lyon captain Nabil Fekir did not come off as the Reds reportedly pulled out of a £53m deal.

Fekir has since scored twice and contributed one assist for Lyon in Ligue 1 this season, also scoring in his side’s Champions League victory over Manchester City, and German outlet Kicker states Bayern Munich are keeping a close eye on his performances.

That means that Liverpool are set for a firm battle if they reignite their interest in the 25-year-old when the transfer window reopens at the start of January.

Should Liverpool move?

Back in the summer, Fekir looked to be an ideal recruit for a Liverpool side who lacked depth in their attacking ranks but the situation has changed significantly since then with Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri proving their worth.

Fekir, best utilised as an attacking midfielder or a forward, could now struggle to secure regular first-team football at Anfield and it would be a huge surprise if Klopp revived his interest in the 18-cap France international in 2019.

Valued at £54m by TransferMarktand with Lyon earning a reputation as being tough negotiators, Fekir would be an extremely expensive addition for Liverpool and one that would not necessarily provide a boost in the club’s push for the Premier League title.