Manchester United have reportedly joined other Premier League clubs like Newcastle United and Leicester City in the race to sign La Liga stalwart Nabil Fekir in the summer.
According to a report from the Spanish news outlet Fichajes, La Liga club Real Betis are open to selling attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir in the next summer transfer window. Amidst growing interest from several European clubs, manager Manuel Pellegrini’s side feels that they will be able to make a profit out of their star player if they set a considerable asking price in the summer.
The report claims that the Verdiblanco will set the Frenchman’s price for around 30 million euros, while a bidding war will certainly inflate that figure. Real Betis haven’t been in a stable financial situation recently so a sell-out of certain big-name players is expected in the next transfer window.
Manchester United’s stance
Right now, there has been no initiation of talks between the Spanish club and Manchester United. Everything remains on a ‘wait and watch’ approach as no club will officially register their interest when the next transfer window is a long way to go.
The Reds are looking for a player who will be able to rotate with Bruno Fernandes and the profile of Nabil Fekir suits that requirement perfectly. Erik Ten Hag also likes such a versatile attacking midfielder and the 29-year-old will not only provide squad depth but bring a vibrancy of structure in the team.
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Interest growing from other Premier League sides
It is expected that Real Betis will only sell to a Premier League so as to attract a high transfer fee. Apart from Manchester United, other English clubs like Newcastle United and Leicester City are also aware of the situation and have the financial capability to join the race for Fekir this summer.
Newcastle have already tried to sign the Frenchman once last summer but failed to complete the deal after being unable to reach an agreement with Real Betis. They are expected to go for him again.
Meanwhile, The Foxes are bracing for the imminent departure of starman James Maddison after his resounding performances. If he leaves, then Leicester will become a tough competitor to beat for the signature of Nabil Fekir.