Fekir unlikely to sign for Spurs

Fekir unlikely to sign for Spurs

Le Parisien are reporting that Tottenham are interested in Nabil Fekir again, as are Liverpool.

Both Premier League clubs are watching ho Lyon get on in Lique 1. Currently, Lyon sit in 3rd place, a UEFA Champions League qualifying round position, just the top two in France go directly into the Champions League.

With two games to go Lyon are 6 points behind Lille with PSG already crowned champions again. St Etienne and 4th, but they are 4 points behind Lyon so they look like finishing 3rd.

Why wait? Because it might force Lyon to sell to balance the books if they are not guaranteed UEFA Champions League income. If I remember rightly, French clubs are not allowed by their federation to make a financial loss and under Financial Fair Play clubs have to break even over a 3-year period.

Football London want to tell us a Tottenham move is a shock, it isn't to anyone knows we have been following him for more than two years and if they are any good at their job they ought to know. That's the trouble with journalists though, but let's not get sidetracked by dubious journalism.

Mauricio Pochettino likes versatile players, especially in attack so he can cover for injuries and have options. Fekir is an attacking midfielder who can also play as a second striker playing off the main striker or as a central midfielder, so the link between defensive midfield and attack.

He has scored 12 goals and had 9 assists in 39 games this season comprising 2,815 minutes.

The 25-year-old (26 in July) French World Cup winner played three games in the Champions League as a second striker, two as an attacking midfielder and one as a central midfielder demonstrating that versatility. He scored 2 goals as a striker with 2 assists and scored 1 goal as an attacking midfielder.

In Ligue 1, he started 24 games. Of those, 18 were as an attacking midfielder, one was as a right winger or right-sided inverted winger (he is left-footed) and 5 as an attacker at the start of the season. Two goals and 1 assist came as a second striker, 7 goals and 3 assists came as an attacking midfielder while 1 goal and 1 assist came as a substitute.

Seemingly though, his first choice is to sign for Liverpool in a £140,000-a-week deal for £53 million so I'm not expecting a Spurs signing, but this is football and you never know.

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