Fekir deal in jeopardy over knee issue


Liverpool’s move to sign Lyon captain Nabil Fekir is being held up by concerns over his knee.

This is according to a report by respected journalist Melissa Reddy, of Joe.co.uk, who is a trusted source for news on the club.

All other aspects of the transfer have been agreed and completed, including an interview with LFCtv, but the medical examination of the Frenchman raised concerns over his right knee.

The twenty-five year old suffered a rupture in his cruciate ligament almost three years ago while on international duty, which required surgery a year later.

Fekir went on to suffer a contusion in the same knee last season and the issue has caused concern among Anfield medical staff that he may suffer further problems with the injury down the line.

The club sought a second opinion on the situation in order to further explore whether the deal should go ahead or be put on ice, according to the Echo.

Everything was in place for Fekir to be revealed as a Liverpool on Friday, but these concerns have prevented the move from being completed and he will head off to rejoin his international colleagues as they prepare for the World Cup in Russia.

French boss Didier Deschamps is eager to ensure that any transfers involving his squad members are sorted prior to the World Cup and will not allow any deals to be thrashed out during the tournament.

This should not be a major obstacle to any move for Fekir to Anfield as he has already completed all the other formalities and just needs to put pen to paper to finalise the switch.

But that may not be forthcoming as the club, who have refused to comment on the situation, have indicated that no announcement is impending.

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