Liverpool told to spend £70m if they want Leipzig’s Naby Keïta

There are a lot of things you could buy for £70m. You could have 1,400,000 new home jerseys. You could buy an island in the Bahamas and still have plenty of change leftover to to fly your friends and a crate of Cristal in for the party. You could also have one Naby Keïta. Yup, just the one. And for the entire £70m. For according to the German tabloid, Bild, that is how much RB Leipzig want for the central midfielder. Keïta, 22, was undoubtedly one of the best players for Leipzig last season as they took the Bundesliga by storm. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side confounded the critics by challenging Bayern Munich for the title and eventually finishing in second place and qualifying directly for the Champions League. He reads the game well and is not afraid to do the necessary defensive work but he also likes to take on players and can drive the side froward. He had eight goals and seven assists to his name last season. Impressive, no? However, if even Liverpool do stump up the fee for Keïta, it is not even a sure thing he will be on his way to Merseyside as there are reports that he wants to stay at the Red Bull Arena for one more season. Should Keïta make the move for the sum of £70m, it would be the second time the club has broken their transfer record this summer after the arrival of Mohamed Salah last week.

 

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