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Lyon manager Bruno Genesio has given his thoughts on the future of French midfielder Nabil Fekir who was very close to a move to Liverpool before the World Cup.
Speaking at a press conference today the Lyon boss stated
“I am working under the assumption that he will stay with us. He wants to take the next step. The president has offered him the chance to leave. We will see after the World Cup. If Nabil is here, it makes my job easier. I would be happy to keep him. I think that he is looking at two possibilities: to stay to play the Champions’ League with us or to leave to join a bigger club. I would have liked him to play more for France. There is still, I hope three matches to come with the French national team.”
Meanwhile Fekir’s brother Yassin who was also recently linked with a move to Liverpool has today signed a new contract with Lyon.
✍️ Yassin Fekir signs a two-year deal with Olympique Lyonnais, linking him with the club through June 30, 2020. 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/dRHYaW6htE
— OL English (@OL_English) July 3, 2018
Fekir has helped France to a quarter final place in the World Cup and it is not known if Liverpool will try and revive the deal once he returns from Russia or not.