Real Betis Signs Ex-Liverpool Target Nabil Fekir From Lyon In €19.75m Deal

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Spanish side Real Betis have signed French International attacking midfield player Nabil Fekir on a five-year deal from French side Lyon for an initial 19.75m euros (£17.7m).
This deal had some clause inserted into it though, which include 10 million euros (£9m) in performance-based add-ons and also a 20% sell-on clause.

Just last summer, Liverpool tried to sign the 26-year-old in a 60m euro (£52.75m) and was in serious talks with Lyon but the deal fell through. This was due to an issue with the player's knee which was detected when he underwent medicals with the Merseyside based team.

Nabil Fekir came through the youth ranks at Lyon and has paid his dues as he has played nearly 200 matches for the French side and scored 69 goals.

Real Betis said this via an official statement made available by the club, "With the arrival of Fekir, Real Betis acquire creativity, great technique, shooting ability and attacking edge,".

Lyon also said: "Olympique Lyonnais thank Nabil for all he has brought to the club, for his professionalism and especially for his involvement in the professional group as team captain."

I think this is a great addition to the Spanish side and I can't wait to see Fekir in action in the coming season.