Although it might not have been the destination he wanted, Betis seem poised to get the player as they themselves prepare to lose Giovani Lo Celso.
Manager Sylvinho has insisted that they have no control over the timeline regarding when Fekir will finally depart, but is hoping that it happens as quickly as possible for the club’s sake.
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"We don't control the situation," Sylvinho told a news conference, according to Goal.
"He is negotiating his transfer, we don't know when it will be resolved but, for him and for the club, it would be best that it happens as quickly as possible. Of course we will miss him if he leaves. Nabil is a wonderful player, his technical level is exemplary, and it's beautiful to watch him play."
The French international scored 12 goals in all competitions last season and will be keen to show his prowess in La Liga. Fekir has a point to prove after his deal with Liverpool fell through, and will be hoping to attract bigger clubs after a season or two.