Guinean journalists Sega Diallo and Amadou Makadji have been posting updates regarding Liverpool’s pursuit of Naby Keita and if the latest from the duo is to be believed, there has been some encouraging development for the Reds in the last few days.
According to the duo, Naby Keita and his representatives met RB Leipzig hierarchy twice this week to let the German club know that the 22-year-old wants to sign for Liverpool this summer.
While Keita is not expected to hand in a transfer request out of respect for the Germans, the ball seems to be in Leipzig’s court now and the Bundesliga runners-up are likely to decide on the matter very soon.
— sega diallo (@segadiallo) July 5, 2017
Lors de la dernière réunion qui a eu lieu ce mercredi, Naby accompagné de ses représentants, a réitéré son envie de rejoindre les reds
— Amadou Makadji 🇬🇳 (@makadjiamadou) July 5, 2017
Notably, Makadji reported on Sunday through Twitter that Jurgen Klopp spoke to Keita on Saturday and the German has instructed the Reds hierarchy to step up their efforts to sign the midfielder. Liverpool are believed to have offered a £130k-a-week deal to the Guinea international.
— Amadou Makadji 🇬🇳 (@makadjiamadou) July 2, 2017
Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff recently called the transfer talks surrounding Naby Keita as “boring” and reiterated the club’s stance on the player. While the latest developments could force Leipzig to listen to offers for their prized star, the Reds may still have to pay almost double the amount they splashed on Mohamed Salah recently.
Klopp is back at Melwood and the German has called for patience as the club prepares to add more players to the squad during the extremely important two months ahead.
“Sometimes you need to be patient and that is what we are at the moment. We have to wait for the right moment and we will see what happens,” Klopp told LiverpoolFC.com.
Liverpool are expected to add 3-4 more players this summer with a centre-back, a midfielder and a left-back on top of the shopping list.
Do you think Liverpool will be able to sign Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita this summer?