Fekir to move to Liverpool

It is reported that Liverpool will be signing Olympique de Lyon Nabil Fekir in the coming days. This will be the second major signing for the Anfield side within a few days with the arrival of Fabinho. Nabil Fekir has impressed this season with the French side and is said to be a player that Jurgen Klopp admires.

The German coach has stated that he does not want to rest on his laurel after the defeat in the Champions League final and he is working actively to strengthen the team so as to be able to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United for the title.

It is believed that Liverpool is already in discussion with Olympique de Lyon and they are looking to make a quick deal. So far the French team has declined to make any comments on the transfer and said that Nabil Fekir is still their player.

The Olympique de Lyon chairman said that he will not sell the player on the cheap and that his team will want to hold on to the player for as long as they can. He said that Fekir has been an important player for them this season and that they are looking forward to next season where they will be participating in the Champions League.

He said that it is difficult to replace a player of this caliber and that they do not have any intention of selling the player.

Nabil Fekir will be participating in the World Cup with the France national team and it is very likely that an announcement will be made before the start of the competition. Klopp will want to have all his players ready for the pre-season in order to build a team that will help him challenge for the title.

Carney: French Rugby Should Apologize

French Rugby should apologize for the comments made by its one official who suggested he would see the abolishment of rugby league in the country, says Brian Carney.

The broadcaster of Sky Sports as well as the league star once has reacted angrily to the comments. This comment was by Perpignan regional president Alain Doucet at the weekend. Formerly Doucet was a front-runner to become the president of the federation French rugby in 2016. And on this week, one of publication reported that when speaking about the likelihood of a local union club being promoted at a social event, Doucet said it was should be applauded if its aim was to ruin the rugby league in the area. Continue reading “Carney: French Rugby Should Apologize”

Carter set to Leave France

Former All Black Dan Carter will leave French Club Racing 92 at the end of the season to join Japanese side Kobelco Steelers.

“I did not think the club would want to keep me (at the end of his three-year contract) but after discussions with (club president) Jacky Lorenzetti and the coaches, I realised they wanted to keep me, so it made my choice complicated,” Carter told French sports daily L’Equipe on Saturday (Sunday NZ Time). Continue reading “Carter set to Leave France”

France Held by Impressive Japan

Japan held France to a 23-23 draw in their final November international at U Arena in Paris on Saturday, with the hosts lucky to avoid a sixth straight defeat.

Jamie Joseph’s Japan dominated for much of the game and outscored their opponents by three tries to two, but fly-half Yu Tamura missed a simple late conversion that would have sealed a famous win. Continue reading “France Held by Impressive Japan”