NABY KEITA has agreed personal terms for a move to Liverpool, according to German football expert Lee Price.
By Jack Wilson
Naby Keita: Liverpool have agreed a deal, according to Lee Price
Italian journalist Gabriele Marcotti this morning stated an agreement in principle had been reached with the player. And that has been been backed up by Price, who has written two books on the Bundesliga – including a biography on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. Price has watched Keita shine for Red Bull Leipzig in Germany and he’s confident he will sign, then take the Premier League by storm. Price said: “I’ve heard Liverpool will definitely sign Keita and Red Bull are now just trying to get as much as possible for the player. “Keita caught Jurgen Klopp’s attention immediately upon arriving in Germany – scoring the winner against Dortmund on his debut for Leipzig.
“At the minute, Red Bull are playing hardball, but have already begun moves to replace Keita. “Personal terms have been agreed with the player, who will offer an energetic midfield option which is capable of dictating the play. “His agility will suit Klopp’s high press, while his technical skill will provide someone who can carve a defence open.”
Publicly the Bundesliga club have so for insisted that the highly-rated midfielder is not for sale. But the Reds have yet to be put off by the all-action Guinea international – who is rated at £70m by his club – and may put in a bid to see how Leipzig respond. Liverpool’s current transfer record is the £39m they paid to sign Mohamed Salah from Roma last week.