​Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler has dropped a huge hint about ​Liverpool's next transfer move live on air.


While commentating on a live broadcast of the ​World Cup final, Tyler confirmed with great certainty that Liverpool 'will get' Lyon star Nabil Fekir before the end of the summer transfer window.

Liverpool had agreed a £53m deal for the 24-year-old French midfielder back in June, ​only for the deal to collapse due to uncertainties over a medical.


However, Tyler appeared to confirm that the deal is back on, saying on SBS Australia (via ​Anfield Edition)“Liverpool will get Nabil Fekir from Lyon, and they will pay the price in installments over the course of his contract with the club”


He added further detail about why the move had previously broken down, saying (per the ​Liverpool Echo): "The reason Fekir hasn't moved already from Lyon to Liverpool is the structuring of the deal. Liverpool are a bit suspicious about a problem that surfaced in a medical. They will take him, but payments will have to be in stages. He has proved his availability of a regular basis."

The Liverpool Echo add an interesting line in their report, in which they say 'it is clear that Tyler was simply speculating' about Fekir's potential move to Liverpool.


Tyler's quotes come after Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas ​recently suggested that a move to Liverpool could soon be back on the cards for Fekir.


"It seems to me that Liverpool could come back," said Aulas. "That’s what I saw in the press, but I’m not informed.


"The transfer failed in June, but he is not affected. He is quite realistic, focused on his World Cup, and he still has the heart in Lyon.

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"Nabil is much closer to Lyon today than it was when we talked to Liverpool. Maybe he will go to Liverpool, or to another club, but if he stays at OL, it will be a great year for him and for us."