A new piece of information surrounding Nabil Fekir’s failed move to Liverpool two years ago has come to light.
The France international was all but announced as a Red in 2018 until a shock turn in the road saw a potential move to Anfield collapse.
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Romain Collet-Gaudin recently spoke with LFC Transfer Room about the nature of Fekir’s link to the Merseyside outfit. The initial reason two years ago appeared to be that the midfield failed his medial, however this new update says otherwise.
“The real reason of breakdown was that his entourage wanted additional commissions,” Collet-Gaudin said. “LFC didn’t appreciate this and retracted. They were ready to sign him despite a not 100% positive medical.”
This has come as a huge surprise to many Liverpool fans who are reliving the disappointment all over again. One supporter has said that ‘this one hurt the most’ out of all the other unsuccessful Anfield transfer cases.
Read more replies from the Twitter selection here:
Fekir is a lovely guy and great player. Sucks that it was everything but him that caused him to not be able to sign. Would still love to see him in red.
— Salah (@mynameissalah) September 9, 2020
Wow. His own people screwed him over.
— Craig (@CHendricks20) September 9, 2020
Well now. Just goes to show you that 'entourages' can be as damaging to a player's future as his family, agents, etc. https://t.co/QaBnsjF4q0
— Annie Road Online (@AnnieRoadOnline) September 10, 2020
He’s the idiot if he has people like that around him.
— Si Señor (@SenorBobby9) September 9, 2020
— Professional FSG hater (@Medio_Campista) September 10, 2020
This makes me really sad this one hurt the most https://t.co/bMXesvYIs4
— “ (@LFC_Webb) September 10, 2020
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