Nabil Fekir to complete Real Betis move

Lyon captain Nabil Fekir will arrive in Seville this afternoon to complete this move to Real Betis, according to ABC de Sevilla.

The report claims a fee between €20m and €25m has been agreed for the France international, with the potential of Giovani Lo Celso leaving the club this summer in excess of €70m.

Last week, Canal+ in France outlined the reports that an agreement has been reached, following on from similar claims in Le Parisien, with a deal expected this week.

The 26-year-old is in the final year of his contract at the Ligue 1 club and it is within this context that Los Verdiblancos have seeked to do a deal.

Fekir, a left-footed playmaker, was reportedly primed to join Liverpool a year ago for €60m but the move broke down and he remained at the French side, but an exit may prove more likely this summer.

The France international is a key player for Lyon and it is unlikely they will allow him to leave on the cheap, but Betis could have their transfer power greatly inflated by the sale of Lo Celso.

Tottenham are favourites to sign the Argentine midfielder and may spend in excess of €70m for the 23-year-old, who joined Betis permanently for just €22m from Paris Saint-Germain in April.

Fekir – captain of Lyon and World Cup winner with France – is said by reports in Le Parisien and France Football, as verified by ABC de Sevilla, to be ‘receptive to the idea of continuing his career in Spain’ which may provide the framework for a move.

Betis are also said to have agreed to also sign Fekir’s younger brother Youssef, who they will then loan out to a second-tier club in Spain.

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