It seemed as though Nabil Fekir was on the verge of joining Liverpool, but the proposed deal suddenly collapsed.
It is believed that a serious knee injury suffered by the Lyon midfielder earlier in his career caused the transfer to fall through, and now Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with the Frenchman.
According to The Sun, the North London outfit are one of a handful of Premier League clubs who have been informed that Fekir will be available for a fee of £66m.
Mauricio Pochettino could do with another attacking midfielder in his ranks, and the Lyon ace does not disappoint.
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Last season, the 24-year-old scored 23 goals and registered eight assists in 40 appearances in all competitions.
It is unclear whether Spurs hold a serious interest in the playmaker, but plenty of fans are keen on the idea of adding him to the squad.
Although, the supporters’ motives seem to be based on their hatred for Liverpool.
The rivalry between the two clubs has intensified this season, and now a set of Tottenham fans want Fekir to join just to irritate their Merseyside enemies.
Imagine the scenes … goal vs Liverpool at the new stadium ???
— Matt James (@MattJames77) June 17, 2018
Do it just to rattle the scousers
— Samuel Rider (@samrider17) June 17, 2018
Imagine the Liverpool fans hate even more ???
— Sam Thompson (@Thompson123Sam) June 17, 2018
I know nothing about this player but would love him to sign for us for one reason salty fans a of a certain club
— Billy Cairns (@Billytheyid70) June 17, 2018
Agree a fee then pull out just to annoy the Liverpool fans.
— Jason (@Nemmykins) June 17, 2018
@MaceDaAcee pray they do this just for the banter
— dpj (@DPandJ) June 17, 2018
Imagine the saltiness in the Liverpool area if this happened! You could walk to Dublin
— Simon Tilbury (@SimonTilbury) June 17, 2018
If this happens I will die happy
— Alex McMurray (@AlexMcMurray1) June 17, 2018