If there is one player who is turning up the style in France and does not play for PSG, that has to be Nabil Fekir. The Frenchman has often been considered as one of the brightest talents in Ligue 1 but this season has been another story for the Lyon forward.
The 24-year-old was linked with a move to Arsenal before Alexandre Lacazette joined the Gunners and now the player has stated that he would not mind a move to either Spain or England.
Speaking with Le Parisian (h/t Sportslens), Fekir said: “When you are from Lyon, the only French club that you are interested in is Lyon.
“There is nothing that tempts you more than that – Spain and England. Those are the two most attractive leagues, where they love football. From a technical point of view, it is neat. It is the best!
“In Spain, even the smaller teams are not scared of playing. I love the game, the beautiful game.
“The teams that are uniquely looking to be involved in and win duels do not interest me. That is not football. Aside from that, everyone has their preferred style.”
This should be music to the ears of Mauricio Pochettino as the Argentine has been scouting a number of attackers to provide cover not only for Harry Kane but also provide us with another attacking outlet.
The 24-year-old would not come on the cheap, especially given his form. The youngster has scored 11 goals in as many league games this season and also has 4 assists to his name.
Fekir normally plays as a central attacker but he can play on either wing too. However, the major problem has been his consistency. The French forward scored just 14 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season but he seems to have turned a corner this season.
We have often been burnt by some of our expensive signings under Pochettino but Fekir would fit our playing style perfectly. The French forward is quick on the ball, has great movement and isn’t afraid to take on the opposition.
Pochettino has certainly made certain players better but his track record isn’t the greatest when it comes to expensive signings. Fekir would certainly not be a flop and he would be a better option to have in the long-run.
The 24-year-old has all the traits to succeed in the Premier League and if we can somehow beat Arsenal to his signature, our attack would be the best in the land.