- Lyon denied any contact with Liverpool regarding Nabil Fekir on June 8th
- The real reasons for the club stalling the deal were financial
- Lyon is a publically listed company which wants to start their new financial year after June 30th with a big windfall from Fekir’s deal
Reports emerged this week that Nabil Fakir’s proposed transfer from Lyon to Liverpool has been put on hold reportedly due to the failed medical. The £53m pound deal was almost done and dusted, with Liverpool going to Paris and conducting a medical on the Lyon captain.
Financial reasons, not medical which led to the stalling of the deal
Nabil Fekir to Liverpool was put in further doubt yesterday was the strongly worded denial by Lyon regarding the talks with Liverpool. The latest Nabil Fekir Transfer News suggests that it wasn’t actually a failed medical that halted his move across the English channel but financial reasons which prevented Lyon from confirming any sort of news about the current situation with the club captain.
According to a leading French daily, Lyon wanted to delay the transfer a few days and there were two reasons for it. First, the transfer window in France starts after June 9th and since Lyon is a publically listed company, it couldn’t have announced any signing before that. Secondly, Lyon would like Fakir’s transfer to start the next financial year, which starts after June 30th.
Not the first time Lyon have applied this tactic in the transfer market
Lacazette and Tolisso moved in the 2017-2018 financial year, which is why Lyon wanted to another year fiscal year with yet another great piece of business. If financial reasons are at play for Lyon’s denial yesterday and the delay in the announcement, then Liverpool fans will have to wait a while before they see their top transfer target in the Merseyside red.
Nabil Fakir is currently with the French National squad and is getting ready to represent his nation at the World Cup in Russia and that just complicates the move even further. If there is no confirmation before June 14th, we could have to wait a few weeks before Liverpool announce their blockbuster signing.
This is not the first time Lyon have denied a transfer of one of their players and sold him just a few hours later. Last year, on June 2nd Lyon denied any talks with Arsenal regarding Alexandre Lacazette but by June 5th, the deal was sealed and completed with an official announcement.
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