Newcastle United have been credited with an interest in the French World Cup winner Nabil Fekir.
As reported by Foot Mercato, the Real Betis star is a target for Newcastle who could soon be in a position to make a move because of an upcoming Saudi-backed takeover.
An apparent €50 million (£43.5 million) interest is present and Newcastle are hopeful of putting a deal together.
However, as reported by ABC, Betis are in no rush to sell the player who is apparently happy to stay with the Verdiblancos.
That is according to the Spanish club’s president Angel Haro. Speaking to Cope Sevilla, he made it clear that Fekir was not going anywhere this summer, despite Newcastle United’s apparent interest.
“Fekir is very satisfied with his stay in Seville, happy with the team and wants to continue. Our idea is to keep him on the team.
“He is a high-quality player and from there we will see. We don’t have any plans to sell this player.”
A move for Fekir would certainly be a positive one from Newcastle. The attacker has shown some good form for Betis since his rather surprising move to the Spanish club from Lyon last summer.
It was a surprise because of the calibre of other teams reportedly interested. But it also shows that Fekir is open to a project, which Newcastle United’s post-takeover world will undoubtedly be.
Whilst Haro is adamant that Fekir is going nowhere, Newcastle will be hopeful their riches can change that story.