Naby Keita joins Liverpool for next season
RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita has agreed to join Liverpool next season according to multiple reports.
Keita has been pursued heavily by Liverpool this summer with manager Jurgen Klopp keen to add another centre midfielder to his squad after letting Lucas Leiva leave for Lazio last month.
Leipzig had previously rejected a £57.3m (€62m) bid for the player, which was then followed by a £66m (€71.40m) bid, which was also rejected, however, now it appears that the Bundesliga club have accepted a third bid for the player with Keita understood to have completed his medical at the club on Monday morning.
Reports indicate that he will join Liverpool in July 2018. The agreed fee was undisclosed but is understood to be a club record.
Liverpool have agreed a club record fee for Naby Keita but deal will see Keita arrive next summer (2018-19). He will have a medical today— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) August 28, 2017
Naby Keita is undergoing a medical today as #LFC secure his signing for next summer. Paid his £48m release clause + a premium to get it done— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) August 28, 2017
Sorry guys I am late. Liverpool have agreed a deal for Naby Keita to sign by July 2018. Fantastic.— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 28, 2017
Naby Keita underwent a medical this morning in Wilmslow. Deal agreed for him to join #LFC next summer— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) August 28, 2017