Speaking to Le Progrès, French Football Federation President Noël Le Graët weighed in on Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fékir’s proposed move to Liverpool at the inauguration of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes league at Lyon’s former training facility, Tola Vologe.
“I saw Nabil this morning for 15 minutes. He is a boy who has his feet on the ground. He is in the middle of negotiations and I think that it will be done. That does not prevent him from being very focused on the French national team. He was in very good spirits. It would be better that his transfer be done before the departure for Russia, but he does not seem worried. He seemed optimistic on the matter because the medical that he underwent was positive. With a transfer, it is always like that. Each party tries to enforce their price, bring it down or bring it up. As soon as there is a little hitch… that is all part of the game.”