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Nabil Fekir, who is currently playing for La Liga side Real Betis, was heavily linked with a move to Premier League side Liverpool, however the transfer never happened.
After months of speculations linking Fekir with Liverpool, the player’s former agent has revealed why he didn’t join the Reds.
In an interview with Canal Plus via Get French Football News, Jean-Pierre Bernès said: “Nabil was Liverpool’s priority. I worked for 4 months with the Liverpool representatives, with Jürgen Klopp, Jean-Michel Aulas, everything was ready. Nabil was already aware of his future contract, which would have seen him earn around €45m over 5 years. And on the day that the contract was supposed to be signed, at Rambouillet, we saw a lawyer and Nabil’s brother-in-law arrive who said: ‘Stop everything, discussions have to start all over again.’ It was surreal. We thought that we were in a Walt Disney film.”
“There were two elements. The player’s medical was negative and the second element was that when you want to sign for a big club like Liverpool, you need a certain attitude. When the Liverpool guys witnessed this cinema, they immediately… Sometimes when a player has an injury representatives can make an effort to make it work.”
“The brother-in-law of Nabil Fékir all of a sudden acted like a player’s agent. He wanted a commission, everyone knows, it is fashionable these days. [Fékir] was on a cloud, he seemed to have transformed, he didn’t even greet the Liverpool representatives. He arrived after the medical, everyone was looking at each other, the Liverpool representatives were wondering where they were. I was ashamed.”
Fekir joined Real Betis this summer and has made 6 appearances so far for the La Liga side. He has scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist so far during this season.