Real Betis have completed the arrival of Nabil Fekir from Olympique Lyonnais in a deal worth £17.75m.
Having received heavy interest from Premier League side Liverpool, Fekir was expected to sign for the Champions League holders but saw a move collapse last month and has now put pen-to-paper on a move to Seville.
Fekir, who was entering the final year of his contract with Ligue 1 side Lyon – joins Betis at the age of 26 and comes with a wealth of experience, including a World Cup triumph with France last summer.
Having developed with Lyon through the youth ranks to the first team, Fekir featured in just under 200 games for the French side, scoring 69 goals.
The deal also includes a move to Betis for Nabil’s younger brother Yassin, who will most likely play a bit part role for the first team at the Benito Villamarin stadium.
Fekir’s father Mohamed is said to have been the key in making the move happen, citing that his son was growing tired of waiting for concrete offers off the likes of Liverpool and other interested parties.
Fekir joins the likes of Giovani Lo Celso, Emerson, Juanmi and Dani Martin as new signings at the club, whilst Pau Lopez and Sergio Leon have both departed.