clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Liverpool Fans React To Imminent Nabil Fekir Signing

New, comments

Praise in particular has been reserved for Reds Sporting Director Michael Edward for his impressive transfer dealings.

Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais - UEFA Champions League Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

He’s coming. Nabil Fekir is due to lean on some things any moment now. The transfer saga (or at least it’s felt like a saga relative to Fabinho suddenly appearing at Liverpool) seems to have drawn to a happy conclusion with a rumoured £52.8m deal struck with Lyon for their star player.

With Fekir joining Naby Keïta and Fabinho in a brand-spanking new midfield with June barely even begun, the continued display of awe-inspiring transfer prowess by Sporting Director, Michael Edwards succeeded in sending Liverpool fans into rapture:

Many were quick to notice that despite losing arguably their best player in Philippe Coutinho in January, Liverpool have actually managed to get better from the attacking standpoint with a nominal net spend:

Since taking over transfer dealings not even two years ago, Edwards has partnered with Klopp’s scouting team to develop a devastating transfer strategy that has revamped an unbalanced and thin squad in a shockingly small amount of time:

The rumoured £48.4m fee plus £4m in add ons said to be agreed for Fekir not only represents a steal in the modern inflated market but also stands in ironic contrast to the £45m Everton are said to have paid for the underwhelming Gylfi Sigurdsson last summer.

Furthermore—as if these moves to date needed any more spinning—the three incoming midfielders would seem to solve Liverpool’s longstanding search for end product from their engine room since the retirement of Steven Gerrard.

Buckle up, Red fans.