Real Betis announce bargain deal for Nabil Fekir with cheeky message

Date published: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 10:45

Nabil Fekir

Nabil Fekir has completed his bargain £27million move from Lyon to Real Betis and is apparently in “perfect condition”.

Fekir, 26, seemed almost certain to quit Lyon for Liverpool last summer, with the two clubs agreeing a fee of €65m before the start of the World Cup.

However, negotiations broke down at the 11th hour after Liverpool requested a second medical to review a problem with the playermaker’s knee.

The Reds were reported to be interested in the player again this summer, while Arsenal were also linked with the player when it transpired that his asking price had been reduced dramatically.

Fekir though, who would have cost Liverpool three times as much last summer, has penned a four-year contract in Spain.

Sky Sports report the deal for the France international, who had just a year to run on his deal in France, is worth an initial £17.75million, with £9.8million extra in add ons and a 20 per cent sell-on clause for Lyon.

Nabil brother’s Yassin has also moved with him to Betis for a 50 per cent future sell-on clause.

“With the arrival of Fekir, Real Betis acquire creativity, great technique, shooting ability and attacking edge,” read the Spanish side’s website.

Betis’ Twitter account also posted a picture of the attacking midfielder at his medical with the caption, which may well have been aimed at Liverpool: “In perfect medical condition”

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