Real Betis are reported to want €50M for their 26-year-old attacking French midfielder Nabil Fekir this summer.
That’s according to Spanish daily AS.
But whether they will be able to get that is questionable given there will only a few Premier League clubs who have money to spend this summer.
If we get the OK from the PL on the takeover, then Newcastle will be one of those few clubs, and it’s a buyers’ market this summer.
Another two big clubs, Arsenal and AC Milan are also linked with this player.
Fekir left French club Lyon after eight years there and joined Real Betis last summer on a four-year contract, for an initial fee of €19.75M and €10M in add-ons.
That would be close to €30M in total, so they want a €20M profit in just one year on the player (shown above) – they will not get that in these difficult financial times.
He has done very well in Spain this season and has played 23 times for Betis this season with 7 goals and 6 assists.
Fekir is said to be in no rush to leave Betis unless a massive club like Barcelona or Real Madrid (or Newcastle United?) come after him.
But no club will be paying out €50M for him this summer, not even the new Newcastle under new CEO Ms. Amanda Staveley.
What do you think?