#FekirFriday was one of the top trends across the world on Friday 8th June 2018 as reliable sources broke the news of Liverpool finally agreeing a fee for their main summer target – Lyon skipper Nabil Fekir. What transpired in the next 48 hours was total chaos as Lyon released statements first saying that a deal was not agreed and second saying that the deal was dead. While screenshots of Fekir’s first interview with LFC TV and whispers about him failing the medical surged through the internet, Liverpool and football fans were kept guessing on what exactly went down between the 2 clubs who seem to have reached an agreement?
To put it in a very relatable perspective imagine this –
- You want to buy a house.
- You agree on the opening offer and decide to inspect it before making the transfer.
- You realise that the roof of the house is broken.
- You can either pull out of the deal entirely or renegotiate it.
- You like the house so you try to renegotiate a deal with the owner.
- The owner decides he/she doesn’t want a renegotiation and waits for other suitors to pay his initial price.
That is the story behind the failed Fekir deal. But why did that happen?
Here are a few reasons why the deal is more complicated than it seems –