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Journalist reveals there's "a lot of interest" in £50m+ Liverpool star - he could leave club

Chris Stonadge

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Journalist reveals there's "a lot of interest" in £50m+ Liverpool star - he could leave club

There is a lot of interest in Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita, according to Fabrizio Romano

The Guinea international, who signed for the Reds in a £54m deal from RB Leipzig in 2018, is out of contract next summer and is at a precarious crossroads within his career regarding whether to stay at Liverpool or not for the foreseeable future.

Keita has been injured for the entirety of the Premier League season so far, and was only afforded a small cameo in Liverpool’s Community Shield victory over Manchester City.

His career in Merseyside has been plagued with injuries, featuring just 117 times across four full seasons - being injured for over half of the available matches in league football.

Last season he played a career-high 40 matches, but there is still much concern about his long-term Anfield future, especially after reports from German journalist Florian Plettenburg that he is unhappy at the club.



Romano confirmed that, with the 27-year-old available for free in the Summer for European clubs, there is plenty of outfits interested in his signature.

It was also recently reported that Keita had garnered particular interest from Bundesliga clubs, this is unsurprising as it was the league which put him on the map during his spell with Die Roten Bullen.

The Italian transfer guru told CaughtOffside.com in his column: “There are ongoing contacts between Naby Keita’s camp and Liverpool to decide about the future."

"There’s been a lot of interest around him for a long time but no official bids. Talks with Liverpool will continue, Keita wants to understand how important he’ll be for Klopp in the future before making his final decision.”

As mentioned, Keita is at a crossroads in his career, and it's up to Liverpool to decide as to whether he deserves improved terms after what realistically is a disproportionately poor contribution based upon his fee.

There is no denying the immensely talented player Keita can be when available, but it could fade into a case of what if for the Guinean.


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Naby Keita, Fabrizio Romano

Chris Stonadge
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