Nabil Fekir

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Cheekiey, May 10, 2018.

  1. May 10, 2018
    #1

    Cheekiey Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,341
    Location:
    London
    First one linking us with him, my dream signing along with @SwansonsTache and a few others.

  2. May 10, 2018
    #2

    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    36,789
    Location:
    Swimming against a tide of idiots and spoofers
    SW usually disappoint.
  3. May 10, 2018
    #3

    Ish Lights on for Luke

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    21,386
    Location:
    Where fans' expectations are too high
    Does Fekir play on the RW for Lyon often? Always thought he was best as a 10, just off the striker, even though I hear he's quite versatile.
  4. May 10, 2018
    #4

    Ish Lights on for Luke

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    21,386
    Location:
    Where fans' expectations are too high
    Lazy Fekirs for sure!
  5. May 10, 2018
    #5

    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2015
    Messages:
    2,000
    Heard he is injury prone?
  6. May 10, 2018
    #6

    Cheekiey Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,341
    Location:
    London
    He currently plays as a 10 and drifts wide to the right but has played on the right before many times. can play anywhere across the attack really.
  7. May 10, 2018
    #7

    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    22,549
    Location:
    Master of Karate & Friendship.
    Him to Liverpool is more or less done according to some places online.
  8. May 10, 2018
    #8

    Who's Kissing Cameras? New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2016
    Messages:
    215
    I would love this signing. Been a huge fan of Fekir ever since that great 14/15 season he had with Lacazette when they were tearing up the league.

    He had a terrible injury and I am glad that he has been back to his best this season (even bettering his breakout season).

    He is primarily a #10 but is equally adapt on the right. Would go a long way to completing our forward line.
  9. May 10, 2018
    #9

    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    36,789
    Location:
    Swimming against a tide of idiots and spoofers
    yeah well we wont know until its done will we
  10. May 10, 2018
    #10

    Cheekiey Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,341
    Location:
    London
    Imo he is the reason why Lacazette looked so good
  11. May 10, 2018
    #11

    Suvaid666 Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1,740
    Not thread worthy this, folks on here clutching at straws
  12. May 10, 2018
    #12

    Van Gaalacticos Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,040
    Cant say the few times I've seen him play that I was dying for him to sign for us. Is he better than Sanchez, Lingard, Rashford or Martial for certain.
  13. May 10, 2018
    #13

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    15,837
    Both his club and his father have denied there's even been as much as a phone call taken place
  14. May 10, 2018
    #14

    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    48,112
    So was willian to spurs :devil:
    Last edited: May 10, 2018
  15. May 10, 2018
    #15

    andersj Nick Powell Expert

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    Messages:
    1,367
    Location:
    Copenhagen
  16. May 10, 2018
    #16

    Cheekiey Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,341
    Location:
    London
    Not on Sanchez level yet, but he is Sanchez-esque in his style of play and energy. not as hardworking but he's definitely more hardworking than Martial and Rashford. technique wise nearly on par with Alexis. He will go past players with ease like Martial but uses his Strength and low centre of gravity to his advantage.
  17. May 10, 2018
    #17

    Cheekiey Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,341
    Location:
    London
  18. May 10, 2018
    #18

    Ish Lights on for Luke

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    21,386
    Location:
    Where fans' expectations are too high
    Thanks Cheekiey. So he's pretty consistent/good across most attacking positions, especially as a 10/RW?
  19. May 10, 2018
    #19

    Dennis Viollet New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,632
    Location:
    Stretford End
    over 80 games in the last couple of seasons :)
  20. May 10, 2018
    #20

    prath92 Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2015
    Messages:
    12,242
    Location:
    India
    Salah to Liverpool (2014)
    Remy to Liverpool (2014)
  21. May 10, 2018
    #21

    Van Gaalacticos Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,040
    Fair enough, you sound quite convinced. Hope you're right if we get him but I can't say I've been overwhelmed when I saw him but I've been wrong before. I thought De Gea was shite when we bought him haha
  22. May 10, 2018
    #22

    Suvaid666 Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1,740
    Why not buy an out and out winger rather than a CAM? Just because a decent player is available dosen't mean we have to pounce on him even if he dosen't fit in our squad
  23. May 10, 2018
    #23

    Infra-red Full Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Messages:
    5,506
    Location:
    left wing
    He's definitely at his best playing through the middle with the freedom to drift around. I'm not sure that he and Pogba would be a great fit together in the middle.

    He could replace Mata, coming in from the right flank, but he wouldn't be the rapid, play-stretching, fullback-terrifying winger that many are seemingly looking for.
  24. May 10, 2018
    #24

    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    4,586
    He's the exact type of player we are crying out for in our slow ponderous midfield. A creative technical midfielder capable of both scoring and setting up others. He is a ball carrier. Someone that will lay chances on a plate for the strikers. We should be in for him. Our midfield isn't exactly filled with quality is it? With Fekir in the team we could have Pogba missing and we wouldn't feel it. We should be signing players of this mould ie Silva/Isco/Coutinho/Fekir/Eriksen with low centre of gravity and ability in tight spaces instead of stockpiling our midfield with more lumps like SMS and keeping Fellaini/McTominay etc. We should do everything possible to bring him here. His versatility as well is a big plus. Able to play any role behind the striker. If we went and bought Fekir and someone like Mahrez our attack would be sorted for years.

    Imagine this: for easier games

    Matic Pogba
    Mahrez Fekir Sanchez
    Lukaku

    For harder games:
    Matic Fred
    Fekir Pogba Sanchez
    Lukaku

    We could have so many options with Martial and Lingard as well but I'd get rid of Mata and maybe even send Rashford on loan as well. Fekir is an upgrade on both Lingard and Mata. Lingard has started to add goals but lacks in creativity. Mata used to score goals but wasn't really creative and now he doesn't even score anymore. Fekir can score and assist so it's a no brainer.
  25. May 10, 2018
    #25

    Invictus Best Poster 2015 Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Messages:
    11,318
    Location:
    I am your Nakama!
    Supports:
    Piracy on the High Seas
    Really good player, but I wonder if he's a positive fit for United. We need to transition away from 4-2-3-1 to get the best out of Pogba on a consistent basis - which means no #10/seconda punta berth for Fékir - so that's his primary position(s) ruled out, as a drifting central midfielder in a 4-3-3 he's not the most symbiotic fit with Pogba considering they are both offensively oriented (Fékir more so than Pogba) and have some overlapping tendencies in terms of dribbling and ball-dominance, and as a right sided attacker in a 4-3-3 (mirroring Alexis on the left) he's less than ideal in terms of dynamism and being a natural wide attacker to be a seamless fit for the Premier League — so you'll have compounded issues in terms of the overall balance of the team. Potentially fantastic in either a diamond as a trequarista, or Ancelotti's trademark Christmas Tree setup...

    [​IMG]

    LAM: Sánchez
    RAM: Fékir

    But José will have to completely refurbish the flanks (and make them an area of strength for the team) to make it work, and you could argue that even in this - someone along the lines of a Douglas Costa would be a better addition to the team.
  26. May 10, 2018
    #26

    Dennis Viollet New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,632
    Location:
    Stretford End
    Wonderful if true, I really hope so.
  27. May 10, 2018
    #27

    andersj Nick Powell Expert

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    Messages:
    1,367
    Location:
    Copenhagen
    You stated that he had played on the right several times. I just gave you the numbers.

    Fekir drifts both right and left. I love him. But I’m not sure he is a good match for us. He occupies much of the same space as Sanchez. Both enjoy receiving the ball in between the oppositions midfield and defence. I really miss a player like Bale, Salah/Mane, Douglas Costa, Robben etc. Players who runs/moves «in behind the defence» over and over.
  28. May 10, 2018
    #28

    Nick. Full Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Messages:
    656
    You're all going to be so disappointed when Lingard is starting wide right come matchday 1 next season.
  29. May 10, 2018
    #29

    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    10,426
    Location:
    :noitacoL
    Cracking player. I don't think it will happen so I'm not getting sucked in.
  30. May 10, 2018
    #30

    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    31,239
    Location:
    France
    That's pretty much it, he does not drift to the right more than he drifts to the left, he just goes where he get on the ball, because he is a ball dominant player. Fékir is a 10/second striker while you could use him wide that's not his best role.
  31. May 10, 2018
    #31

    Ekeke Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    38,659
    Location:
    Hope, We Lose
    Why him instead of Thauvin who plays wide right on a weekly basis? Sounds like another Sanchez signing where their position isnt taken into account
  32. May 10, 2018
    #32

    Mainoldo Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    11,063
    Not really what we require and is not improvement on Martial.
  33. May 10, 2018
    #33

    Robbie Boy Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    15,367
    Location:
    Dublin
    Remember he was terrible for Newcastle and rocked up to a game wearing a tux and looked like a right prick.
  34. May 10, 2018
    #34

    Janson Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2016
    Messages:
    4,712
    Location:
    Sweden
    Never heard of him, but the last thing we need is someone injury prone.
  35. May 10, 2018
    #35

    Sanche7 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1,332
    He had an ACL tear playing for France, but after that he's been relatively injury free as far as I know
  36. May 10, 2018
    #36

    sideshow_bob New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    90
    Man this guy & Sanchez in the same team would be fantastic news for Lukaku methinks. But surely if United buy him then Lingard would hardly get a game?
    Especially since it doesn't look like Mata's going anywhere.
  37. May 10, 2018
    #37

    Janson Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2016
    Messages:
    4,712
    Location:
    Sweden
    Sounds good. I just googled the name, and just seeing links with Liverpool everywhere.
  38. May 10, 2018
    #38

    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    8,894
    Location:
    Tool shed
    Dirty Fekir.
  39. May 10, 2018
    #39

    Liver_bird Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    4,437
    Location:
    England
    Supports:
    Liverpool
    I hope we sign him altho the strong rebuttals suggest we aren't even close to it despite claims to the contrary.
  40. May 10, 2018
    #40

    bratteloni Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,660
    Location:
    Norway
    Well, if you click on the link you can see that sport witness only talks about an article from tuttosport.
    That’s what SW does isn’t it? Writes about the probability of other papers rumours?
    Anyways, I have no idea how reliable tuttosport is, but hope we’re after him.