Kevin Campbell: Nabil Fekir would be a fantastic signing for Everton
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Kevin Campbell believes that Nabil Fekir would be a brilliant signing for Everton, but he wants to see him at Arsenal.
The former Toffees striker went into great detail on Fekir and picked out what makes him such a good player.
According to Fichajes, Rafael Benitez wants to bring the former Lyon man to Goodison Park from Real Betis in January, and it is clear that Campbell thinks the Toffees would be getting a fine player.
Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, Campbell said: “I would like him at Arsenal if I am honest with you.
“I tell you something if Everton get him, he is a fine player. He’s a really good player; he’s tough; he’s a leftie, and not only can he score, he can create as well.
“He’s a handful. He nearly went to Liverpool; it didn’t quite work out because of a failed medical. If Everton could get hold of him, that could set some fires on Merseyside.”
A bold move from the Toffees.
Now Fekir did nearly move to Anfield in the summer of 2018 but he failed a medical. Since then, he has moved to Spain and has played 81 games for Betis.
In those 81 games, he has scored 14 goals and provided 15 assists in all competitions, which isn’t that bad.
It is not as if he is old either, he is just 28 and has until the summer of 2023 on his deal. So that could force the La Liga side to cash in either in January or next summer.
However, if the Toffees could get him for a reduced transfer fee on a short contract, then he could be a fantastic player under Benitez.
We will have to see what happens now that James Rodriguez has been cleared off the wage bill, but this could be an intelligent signing, and he could make all the difference for the Toffees in the second half of the season.
In other Everton news, the Toffees are set to face strong competition for Isco.