Liverpool close to deal for £70m-rated star, player wants move


Leipzig's Naby Keita celebrates scoring against Borussia Dortmund during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Leipzig won by 1-0. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Jurgen Klopp was accused of not spending right in the transfer window last term and this term, the German tactician is looking to right his former transfer market wrong.

Liverpool completed the signing of Mohamed Salah last month but they are unrelenting as Klopp looks to push for the Premier and Champions League title next term.

The Anfield giants have been credited with interest in Guinean star Naby Keita and it appears that talks have advanced for the player to join after he was found missing in his Club RB Leipzig Kit lauch.

We cannot make any conclusions as to why he was not featured in their Kit launch but the fans of Liverpool are somewhat dazed and delirious at the prospect of seeing Keita lace his boots for the Club.

The 22-year old midfielder had a barnstorming debut Bundesliga season with his Club and attracted interest from Liverpool.

In order to ward off suitors and interest in the talented midfielder, Leipzig tagged him with £70m but Liverpool Echo claim despite that, Liverpool will hold talks with the Bundesliga outfit for the player.

Keita is understood to want a move and he will have a chat with the hierarchy of his Club today in order to push the deal through.

Former Liverpool star Leon Osman reckons his price tag to too huge for Liverpool to pay.

 “I think to go out and pay £70m for a player who, with all due respect, is just destroying, and he [Keita] has only done one season of it, it’s an incredible risk as far as I’m concerned. He said

“Whether Liverpool have watched him longer than that and have seen what he can do over a number of years, I don’t know.

“But he’s not been on my radar for very long with regards to watching foreign football. It’s a big price tag.”

Keita can play as a central midfielder and he is expected to relieve Phillipe Coutinho off some of the creativity burden.

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