Barcelona are reportedly watching Lyon star Nabil Fekir. At 24-years-old he’s one of the young stars that is shining in French football.
Barcelona’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez apparently went to observe the player in Lyon’s 3-0 win over Everton, according to Marca, and Barca have been tracking him for months.
Fekir could be viewed as a second option to Philippe Coutinho by some, but Barcelona could likely get Fekir for much less. Fekir won Ligue 1’s Young Player of the Year in 2014-15 and has been a sensation for for his club.
To help fuel some of the conversation, Fekir copied Lionel Messi’s famed celebration in Lyon’s 5-0 win over local rivals Saint-Etienne.
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Nabil Fekir's celebration sparks Saint-Etienne crowd trouble... pic.twitter.com/3AomU8WuUA
Barcelona have had a close eye on French stars as of late. With players such as Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti already in the squad, Fekir could be the next Barcelona first-teamer discovered in Ligue 1.
The future is bright for Fekir, and given his potential admiration for Lionel Messi, this could be a solid match for both sides.