Nabil Fekir Completes £17.7m Move To Real Betis From Lyon
Lyon attacking midfielder, Nabil Fekir has signed a five-year deal with for Spanish side Real Betis hon a five-year deal for an initial 19.75m euros (£17.7m).
Champions league winners, Liverpool were locked in talks to sign the highly rated 26-year-old in a 60m euro (£52.75m) move last summer but the move collapsed. And they didnt’t renew interest in him.
The deal for Fekir, who had entered the final year of his Lyon deal, includes 10 euros (£9m) in add-ons and a 20% sell on clause.
He came on as a France substitute in their World Cup final win over Croatia.
Having come through the youth ranks at Lyon, he played nearly 200 matches for them and scored 69 goals.
“With the arrival of Fekir, Real Betis acquire creativity, great technique, shooting ability and attacking edge,” said a Betis statement.
Lyon added: “Olympique Lyonnais thank Nabil for all he has brought to the club, for his professionalism and especially for his involvement in the professional group as team captain.”