Speaking at the unveiling press conference for left-back Youssouf Koné, who joins from Lille, Lyon Sporting Director Juninho discussed the future of French international attacking midfielder Nabil Fékir.
“I spoke with Nabil Fékir. I wanted to get to know him. The coach likes the player a lot personally. He is someone important to the club: he is a youth academy product, he has worn the armband, he is also a world champion… but, honestly, I think that it will be difficult to convince him to continue the adventure. We would like to keep him. For the moment, he is the only player who we can see departing. So long as he doesn’t leave, we will work with him as if he is staying. It is up to him to think about it, to take a decision with his family. But the possibility of him leaving is real.”