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Nabil Fekir generating interest from Betis

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Nabil Fekir has only one year left on his contract at Lyon and the club is looking to cash in this summer rather than losing him for free next summer.

Nabil Fekir is keen on seeking a new challenge this summer. After seeing a move to Liverpool collapse last season, the France international wants to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

With the club taking a new direction under Leonardo and Sylvinho, Fekir’s future is still up in the air. And although the pair would like to see him stay, they’re aware that the player needs to leave for another league in order to develop further.

Foot Mercato claims that Real Betis are keen on signing Nabil Fekir even though the player wants a bigger move. Reportedly, with Giovani Lo Celso on the verge of leaving Andalusia, the Frenchman is seen as the player the La Liga side wants.

However, after finishing 10th in the league standings, it is not clear if the player would want to join them.

While speaking to media a few days back, Juninho said that he understood why Nabil Fekir wants to leave.

“I spoke with Fekir. It was about personal things, to know about his life. I did the translation for the coach. He personally loves him. A home-grown player, world champion and his alumini have left. It’s hard to convince him to stay. The door hasn’t closed but I’m telling you the truth. He will not play on Saturday, he has a slight injury.”

Juninho had further stated that it is now up to the club’s president to decide.

“As long as he’s here, we will work as if he’s going to stay. Players who can score and pass are more important at certain times of the season. It’s up to the president to see Nabil and his family. He is young. I arrived here when I was 26. He is young but has had better training than I had. I think it’s going to be hard to convince him to stay.”