Newcastle are plotting a move for a French star who was on the verge of joining Liverpool.
Nabil Fekir, a Real Betis midfielder, is garnering serious interest from Newcastle United, three years after a deal to Liverpool fell through in the final stages.
Newcastle United are allegedly planning a January transfer for Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir.
While still at Lyon, the 28-year-old came close to joining Liverpool in 2018, but the deal fell through owing to a dispute with his representatives.
Three years later, Fekir could be on his way to the Premier League, according to Foot Mercato, which claims that initial contact has been made between Newcastle and the player’s management.
Following his great start to the new season, Fekir is expected to be granted a new contract by his Spanish employers, according to the French media site.
In a recent interview, the former Lyon man discussed his start to the season, interest from other clubs, a possible new deal, and the failed Liverpool trade.
“I think this is my finest version,” Fekir remarked of his current form on Betis TV. I constantly aim to assist the squad, score goals, and assist others. But, for the time being, everything is going swimmingly for me.
“I’m doing OK here, I’m quite happy, and I’m extremely happy here.” Every day, I learn something new, and I hope to be able to do so in the future.
“I see how much the public adores me; it makes me very happy, and I want to return the favor.” I’m extremely content here.” In 10 games in all competitions this season, the World Cup winner has scored twice and contributed two assists, helping Betis to seventh place in La Liga after eight rounds of play.
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Since the club’s £300 million takeover was confirmed last week, he has become the latest high-profile player linked with a January move to Newcastle.
Fekir, on the other hand, has dismissed any interest in his services and reiterated his commitment to Betis.
“In football, you never know, but the fact is that I am not considering the other offers right now.” He explained, “I am at Betis and I am extremely happy here.”
In addition to Newcastle’s interest, he is expected to be granted a new contract at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, which expires at the conclusion of next season.
Regarding this possibility. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.