Real Betis clinch cut-price deal for Lyon's Fekir brothers

Real Betis clinch cut-price deal for Lyon's Fekir brothers

Real Betis clinch cut-price deal for Lyon's Fekir brothers

Fekir, who almost completed a move to Liverpool a year ago, has signed on with Betis on a four-year deal, making the move for a reported fee of around €20 million (£18m/$22m). Now, he's gone for around a third of that price.

Real Betis have completed the signing of Nabil Fekir from Lyon in one of the deals of the summer window.

The French global was close to joining Liverpool last summer before the move collapsed at the eleventh hour, while Arsenal had also been keeping tabs.

Real Betis fans are excited with the arrival of the French worldwide with the assumption that Argentine Lo Ceslo will be playing for another team next season with Tottenham closely linked to his name.

Lyon manager, Sylvinho, had excused him from the club's pre-season training to fly to Spain to negotiate terms on a five-year contract with Real Betis today. Still, the loss in value is significant from one summer to the next. While it's not like the French worldwide put up bad numbers last season - nine goals and seven assists to his name in 29 Ligue 1 appearances - it represented a serious step back from the 18 goals he racked up two seasons ago before piquing Liverpool's interest.

Fekir was Betis' first-choice target to replacing the outgoing Giovani Lo Celso, who has asked to leave the club.

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