Lyon boss Sylvinho confirmed Nabil Fekir is in negotiations for a switch as rumours of the membership captain’s impending transfer to Actual Betis collect momentum.
The France worldwide, who turned 26 on Thursday, is predicted to be introduced as a Betis participant quickly, though a barrier to a reported €25 million (£22m/$28m) transfer might be Giovani Lo Celso’s unresolved future.
Betis are believed to need Fekir as a direct, ready-made substitute for Tottenham goal Lo Celso however the Seville-based outfit are additionally mentioned to be demanding €75m (£67m/$84m) for the Argentina midfielder.
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That payment would require the normally frugal Spurs to shatter their membership file expenditure for the second time in lower than a month, having introduced in Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for an preliminary payment of €60m (£54m/$68m).
Ndombele’s former Les Gones team-mate Fekir, not less than, seems prone to be enjoying in Spain subsequent season.
“We don’t control the situation,” Sylvinho instructed a information convention.
“He’s negotiating his switch, we do not know when it will likely be resolved however, for him and for the membership, it will be greatest that it occurs as rapidly as doable.
“After all we are going to miss him if he leaves. Nabil is a superb participant, his technical degree is exemplary, and it is lovely to look at him play.”
Fekir got here near becoming a member of the Liverpool final 12 months after months of being linked with a transfer to Afield, however the deal fell by means of, reportedly due to a failed medical, and the France worldwide remained to captain Lyon for an additional season.
Fekir scored 12 objectives in 39 appearances in all competitions final time period as his facet completed third in Ligue 1.
In addition to seeing Ndombele go away for Spurs, Lyon have already waved goodbye to left-back Ferland Mendy, who joined Actual Madrid for €48m (£43m/$54m).
And the membership’s sporting director, Juninho Pernambucano, mentioned final week that he believes Fekir would be the final one to go away this summer season.
“For now, the only possible departure is Fekir,” Juninho mentioned.
“I have spoken with him. It was about personal things, to know his life. I translated for the coach. [Sylvinho] likes him personally.”
Betis, in the meantime, have signed Spain Beneath-20 goalkeeper Dani Martin from Sporting Gijon on a five-year deal.