Club President responds to report claiming Saudis will make big-money bid for his star player

Real Betis’ President Ángel Haro has responded to reports claiming the would-be owners of Newcastle United have identified his star man Nabil Fekir as a ‘dream signing’ this summer.

This comes after an ‘exclusive’ from Foot Mercato stated over the weekend that the Saudis were already making enquiries over potential moves for Kalidou Koulibably, Edinson Cavani and Nabil Fekir – however it seems the La Liga side have no plans to sell the latter anytime soon.

When asked about reports linking us with a big money move for the Frenchman this summer, here’s what Haro had to say in an interview with Cope Sevilla:

“Fekir is very satisfied with his stay in Seville, happy with the team and wants to continue.

Our idea is to keep him on the team. He is a high-quality player and from there we will see.

We don’t have any plans to sell this player.”

Without wanting to get too ahead of myself, a player like him is possibly in the sort of bracket we could and should be looking at if this Saudi deal goes through.

Not an elite level player who’d cost absolutely stupid money, but the sort of player we *MIGHT* be able to attract if the Saudis got their wallets out over the summer to secure a marquee signing.

Real Betis don’t seem interested in selling and it may well be that he’s not even a target in the first place, however he could well be the calibre of player the would-be owners could target given world class stars won’t be immediately attainable.

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