Liverpool FC on verge of £8m left-back signing

15 Juillet, 2017, 22:04 | Auteur: Gabriel Abbadie
  • Naby Keita

The Guinean only arrived at the RedBull Arena 12 months ago for €15 million, and the fact Liverpool are preparing to offer close to five times that value-for a player only proven over one season-has started to appeal to businessmen within the club.

Liverpool are desperate to sign the Guinea international this summer and have already failed with a £57million bid.

Naby can operate as a defensive midfielder, creative central midfielder and also a productive attacking midfielder.

Should that be accepted, it would mean that Liverpool's transfer record - set earlier this summer with the £36.9m capture of Roma's Mohamed Salah - would be almost doubled overnight. Wednesday's win at Tranmere saw Jurgen Klopp field a youthful side although the likes of Roberto Firminho, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson all started for the Reds. It remains to be seen where the 28-year-old Gabonese striker ends up.

That would leave Keita, who began pre-season training on Thursday, having to agitate for a move one year after joining from sister club Red Bull Salzburg.

"He's a very capable player".

The transfer of Naby Keita to Liverpool could be a "formality" in this transfer window, according to a reliable journalist.

Liverpool are going to have to wait and see what happens following the talks between Leipzip officials and Keita but Goal say the Merseysiders are ready to submit an improved offer if they are given any indication the German's are now willing to discuss a deal.