Nabil Fekir will perhaps succeed in his bet. In 2019, the French international left Olympique Lyonnais for good to take up a new challenge at Real Betis Balompié. Expected at the airport like a rock star with his brother Yassin, the 2018 world champions said he wanted to help Sevilla turn a corner and qualify for a European Cup. A tailor-made mission for the native of Lyon, whose daring choice was not understood by everyone. Some observers or supporters believed that he had the level to evolve in a club of a higher caliber.
His best season
But Fekir has always assumed his decision and today he does not regret it. Present for three years now in Andalusia, the French player is more fulfilled than ever. He appreciates life in Seville and feels good in a stable where we count on him. And the number 8 perfectly meets the expectations on the meadow. The former OL captain is in crazy form as he has scored 10 goals and 10 assists in 38 appearances in all competitions. He is also one of the players to suffer the most fouls in Spain (ahead of Vinicius) and in Europe. But it’s his game that wants it as he reminded theAFP last week.
The opportunity also for him to talk about his great season. “Adjusting here was not complicated. Me, on the ground, I will give everything, I am like that. I am someone who does not pretend. And here is what they are asking for. I play, I have fun, we are lucky to have good results. It’s my best season here. Everything is fine. Everyone gives me confidence. And I’m not going to hide it from you, it helps a lot.”. Despite this, Didier Deschamps did not call him during the rally in March. But Nabil Fekir is not giving up and is still aiming for a place at the 2022 World Cup.
Atleti likes his profile
A calendar year that he started well with 5 goals and a contract extension until 2026. A fair reward for the 28-year-old player, very happy with this news. “It’s an ambitious project. They try to keep the best players. It shows all the ambition of the club. And I hope that there will still be other quality players who will come., he confided last week. Still, nothing says that Fekir will still be there next season. According to our information, Atlético de Madrid is seduced by the profile of the Frenchman. An element that has the advantage of knowing La Liga perfectly.
The Colchoneros, who have been following him for two years, still keep an eye on him. For the moment, it is only a simple interest on the part of Madrid, who have not started the second. Especially since the Fekir file will not be easy since the player has a departure clause set at 100 M€. Another important point, the footballer born in 93 does not want to rush for his future. He wants to take the time to reflect and weigh the pros and cons, he who feels good in Seville. A club with which he can still qualify for the Champions League since Betis is currently 5th in La Liga (57 points), one length behind Atlético and four behind Sevilla and Barça, tied for second. All this is therefore something to think about a Nabil Fekir on a mission with Betis.