It was reported last week that Liverpool have reached a £62m agreement deal with French Ligue 1 side Lyon over the possibility of signing France midfielder Nabil Fekir in the summer.
Though the news was later denied by the player and his dad, there is a very strong possibility that the Reds have won the race for his signature after Lyon manager Bruno Genesio confirmed that Fekir will be playing his last game for the Ligue 1 side on Saturday (Today).
According to the manager in his pre-match conference against Nice, which will be played later today, there are some of his players – including the 24-year-old Frenchman – who are playing with the club for the last in their respective careers.
According to him, the match against Nice would be an emotion-filled match due to the departure of some great players in the summer.
However, the manager called on Nabil Fekir to be fully focused during the game as it is a must-win game for the Genesio’s side.
“We have to put aside everything related to emotion. For some, this may be the last game,” Genesio told olweb.
Fekir has been phenomenal for Lyon since he was promoted to the first-team squad in 2013. Having played 153 matches, he has found the back of the net in 53 occasions in all competitions, helping them to next season’s Champions League competition.
Meanwhile, Fekir has replied to his manager’s advice in an interview with newsmen.
According to him, he is fully aware of the importance of the match ahead and he’s prepared to give his all to ensure the team get the maximum points by the end of the encounter.