Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Nabil Fekir from Lyon.
The France international will move to Anfield for a fee of around £48m with an additional £5m set to be added in potential performance-related payments.
He will put pen to paper on a five year contract worth around £150,000 a week once all the formalities have been completed ahead of the finalisation of the protracted transfer.
A leaked image was released on social media earlier today, which appears to show a video from LFCtv of the France international’s first interview as a Red.
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Liverpool supporters have been frantically checking Twitter and have created the hashtag #FekirFriday as the anticipation grows that the playmaking midfielder will soon become a member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The German was keen to get the deal done ahead of the World Cup in order to ensure that the twenty-four year old would be ready to link up with his new team-mates at the first opportunity following the tournament in Russia.
Fekir underwent a medical in Paris today, according to a report by the Echo, and could become the second most expensive signing in the history of the club.
Sporting director Michael Edwards has been leading negotiations on behalf of the club and is said to be confident that he has secured a deal to bring Fekir to Merseyside before he heads off to rejoin his international team-mates.