World Cup winner talks future, amid reports Newcastle are interested
Nabil Fekir has told Betis TV – as per the Express – that he could consider a move away from the club, amid reports Newcastle United are keen.
Fekir, 28, was intially linked with a move to Newcastle in 2020 – during the first attempt from the Saudi-backed consortium to buy the Tyneside club.
Backed by the Saudi Arabia PIF, which is worth £320billion, Newcastle has finally been bought for £305million. They have been linked with plenty.
Fekir is the latest name to appear on the shortlist, according to Foot Mercato. A World Cup winner, he was sensational for Lyon.
But he joined Betis in the summer of 2019 – and has struggled to replicate his best form. The Frenchman has netted just 15 goals in 81 games.
However, the new owners are keen and have spoken to his agents. Fekir has discussed his future in Andalusia, stating he could be tempted.
“You never know in football, but the truth is that now I don’t think about offers. I’m at Betis and I’m very happy here,” Fekir said, as per the Express.
Fekir to Newcastle: Would bring the best out of Toon hero Saint-Maximin
If Newcastle are to move forward, playing five at the back will surely no longer be an option. More emphasis is needed on the attack.
Allan Saint-Maximin on the left, Callum Wilson up top and Joe Willock in midfield is the basis – but Newcastle need additions all over.
A new no.10 and a holding midfielder, and even a right winger with Miguel Almiron hardly of the desired standard. Fekir solves that 10 issue.
Not only that, but as a Frenchman with flair, passion and aggression similar to Saint-Maximin – the duo would strike up a solid relationship.
Put it simply, signing Fekir would not only improve Newcastle, but it would help bring the best out of Saint-Maximin – key to avoiding the drop.