Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern were devastated to watch Nabil Fekir feature for France at the World Cup following his collapsed move to Anfield.
The Lyon captain was expected to seal a move to Merseyside before kick off in Russia with a fee agreed at £53m. Personal terms were also thought to be wrapped before a medical scuppered the deal, much to the frustration of our resident Reds. Concerns over the Frenchman’s long-term fitness prompted Liverpool to pull out of negotiations.
Jurgen Klopp must still want to sign a new number ten to replace Philippe Coutinho – who left in January to Barcelona for £142m. The German was also interested in Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, but the France international instead chose to sign for Atletico Madrid. Therefore, other targets must be pursued.
One option could be Schalke wonderkid – Amine Harit. The 21-year-old joined the club from Nantes last summer for £7m and impressed during his debut season at the Bundesliga. He made 31 appearances, scoring three and creating seven. His performances have seen his market value increase to £22.5m according to Transfermarkt.
Harit is primarily an attacking midfielder but is comfortable on either wing, making him the perfect option for Klopp who is looking for cover in the wide areas. The youngster is currently at the World Cup with Morocco and was the star performer in their opening group game against Iran. With silky dribbling and an eye for a pass, Harit would be perfect in the Liverpool midfield.
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