Liverpool have agreed a club record transfer fee for Naby Keita, who will move to Anfield on 1 July 2018.
The summer-long pursuit finally came to a conclusion earlier today when the RB Leipzig midfielder completed a medical.
Keita, 22, has a £48 million release clause, which comes into effect next summer, and it is understood the Reds have agreed to pay the release clause plus an undisclosed premium. The deal is in excess of the £35 million that took Andy Carroll to Anfield in 2011.
The Guinea international is a box to box midfielder who combines tough tackling with plenty of dribbling skills. He scored eight goals and had eight assists in 32 appearances for RB Leipzig last season.
Great signing! Keita is a quality young midfielder, who has all facets to his game, but my excitement is tempered by the fact we need to wait 12 months before we see him in a red shirt! A season is a long time in football and anything can happen in the coming months. I do hope we can add some more quality to the squad for this coming season by the time the transfer window closes because I feel we are still short in defence.
100% agree, we need VVD a.s.a.p
In terms of choreography I guess the timing of Keita joining us does pave the way for Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona in 12 months time. Personally, I would place a central defender as more of a priority at the moment!
Again 100% agree Col’s. VVD is a “must” for Jürgen Klopp & LFC.