“The saga isn’t over. Liverpool will come back” – French journalist claims deal for highly-rated World Cup star is still on

Nabil Fekir

Loic Tanzi, an RMC Sport journalist, believes that Liverpool will try to complete the deal for Nabil Fekir after the World Cup.

The journalist was speaking to Get French Football (h/t Daily Star) and also opened up about what went wrong as Liverpool were close to signing the French forward.

“What I’m sure of, is that that the saga isn’t over. Liverpool will come back for Fekir at the end of the World Cup because he’s a player that Klopp’s been interested in for a while.”

Tanzi also added that he didn’t know why the deal fell through, however, he still added that negotiations are still on between the parties.

Nabil Fekir

The journalist also claimed that we might use the knee as a measure to reduce the asking price of the Lyon man.

“There’s a possibility that they’re using his knee as a means of paying less, but in the end, they have the money and they know he wants to come.”

Fekir is currently still with the France squad as they prepare for a World Cup final against Croatia. The 25-year-old was close to becoming a Red but during the medical, we seemed to back out of the deal and Tanzi has rubbished claims about a bad knee.

“I don’t see why he can go play a World Cup with a bad knee but not for Liverpool next season.”

Tanzi did add that the Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas could have asked for more money too but the saga will rumble on after the tournament ends on Sunday.

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We do need one more attacking option to have in the side and Fekir seems like a great player. Hopefully, we can sort this issue out and unveil the Frenchman as our newest addition this season.