Liverpool in pole position to sign No.8 French playmaker

Nabil Fekir appears ready to leave Real Betis in the summer transfer window. The 28-year-old attacker is the subject of interest from Liverpool and Arsenal, with Liverpool leading the battle to secure his services. Fekir joined Real Betis from Lyon in the summer of 2019 and has since been an exceptional performer in La Liga.

A mainstay in front-lien for the Andalusian club, Nabil has racked up 71 matches at Estadio Benito Villamarin while chipping in with 12 goals and 13 assists. France international, though, is keen on leaving Real Betis this summer to join a bigger club in a bid to regain his lost place in the Les Bleus squad heading into next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

The French attacker does indeed have suitors in the form of big-name teams, with Liverpool and Arsenal showing an interest in him. The Merseyside giants hold a long-standing interest in Nabil, having infamously been on the verge of signing him in 2018 before the move was called off at the eleventh hour.

Heading into this summer’s transfer window, Liverpool’s interest in the French attacker has reignited, and for good reason, as they are yet to fill the void left by the departure of Gini Wijnaldum.

To that end, Reds have been linked with several midfielders, including Sanches, Neuhaus and Aouar, among others. In Nabil, though, Liverpool will have a player who can add a glut of goals from midfield while providing some much-needed creativity as well. As for the Gunners, they need to sign a replacement for Martin Odegaard.