Nabil Fekir’s father revealed two years ago that if his son leaves Lyon, it’ll be for Arsenal.
Fekir has recently been linked with Arsenal as many see him as a potential replacement for Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez, who could both be leaving north London in either January or on a free at the end of the season.
While the 24-year-old insists he’s happy at Lyon, he admits that La Liga and the Premier League are attractive destinations.
“When you are Lyonnais, the only attractive French club remains Lyon,” he told Le Parisien. “There isn’t another which tempts me more than that.
“Spain and England are two very attractive championships
“Me, I like the game, the beautiful game. The teams that are only in the duel do not interest me. That’s not football.”
In 2015, Fekir’s father revealed that if the attacking midfielder will go anywhere, it’ll be Arsenal.
“Nabil would like to finish 1st or 2nd and play Champions League football with Lyon,” he said.
“If he leaves, it’ will be for Arsenal. It’s the only club that can enable him to progress, with Arsene Wenger.
“He will not go to Manchester City to sit on the bench.”
Arsenal were, however, a different team two year ago. We were hardly the Invincibles but we had just signed Alexis, and Ozil had been at the club since 2013. We’d just won the FA Cup again and looked like a team that could potentially push on for the title. Therefore, while Fekir’s father said his son could leave for the Gunners back then, his opinion might have changed now.
Fekir is apparently wanted by a number of top European side. He’s been at Lyon since 2011 and worked his way through the ranks, overcoming a severe knee injury, which saw him miss out on most of the 2015/16 Ligue 1 campaign.
This season, he’s scored 11 goals in 11 league appearances and provided three assists. Overall, he’s netted 12 in 15.
The Lyon captain has under three years left on his current deal.