Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita could be the next player to sign a new deal at Anfield, according to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Guinean midfielder is out of contract next summer, but with the futures of Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez and Diogo Jota being resolved, his situation has arguably gone under the radar.
Keita has been inconsistent since his high-profile £54m move from RB Leipzig back in 2018, with difficulties with injuries limiting his full potential to glimpses.
The 27-year-old did manage to stay fit for a lot more of last season, playing 35 matches in all competitions.
He scored his only league goal of the campaign in a 1-0 win over Newcastle United.
And it seems the Reds still believe Keita can be a useful squad player for the foreseeable future, with Romano thinking that he will be the next to pen a new deal this summer.
“One of the next players to sign a new contract at Liverpool may be Naby Keita,” Romano stated in Caught Offside.
“There have been preliminary negotiations with his representatives, but they are not yet at the final stage.
“Jota was a priority, after bringing in Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez."
"Liverpool wanted to ensure him he was still a valued member of the squad.”
Keita is not the only midfielder out of contract next year, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner's deals are also set to run out.
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