Fekir admits interest in Arsenal or Manchester City transfer

Barcelona and Real Madrid figure on the in-demand 24-year-old’s shortlist of clubs that “make him dream”

Lyon star Nabil Fekir has admitted that he could be interested in moving to the Premier League with Arsenal and Manchester City – but he also says he would be happy with a transfer to Spain.

The 24-year-old has played a starring role in Lyon’s strong start to the season, bagging 11 goals and three assists in 14 Ligue 1 matches. 

Such form has attracted the interest of numerous suitors, with the Lyon-born attacker linked with a move to Barcelona of late. Arsenal have also been credited with an interest, with Fekir lined up as a potential replacement for Mesut Ozil, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

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Both deals could attract the France international.

“There’s nothing concrete with Barcelona,” he told TF1’s ‘Telefoot’. “Spain makes me dream: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid. Those are great clubs.

“But there is also England, with Manchester City and Arsenal.

“Is this my last season at Lyon? I don’t know what the future holds for me. I’ve still got two years left on my contract. So, I’m still Lyonnais.”

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has previously said that Fekir will not be sold in January.

“Obviously there’s interest, but we’ll do everything to keep Nabil. And I think he wants to stay,” he said in November.

Barca have also been linked with a move for Houssem Aouar, the player earmarked as Fekir’s long-term replacement at OL. 

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