It’s official. After weeks of having bids of theirs rejected by RB Leipzig for Naby Keita, Liverpool have finally managed to… speak the same language with the Bundesliga club.
The Reds have agreed to pay Leipzig not just Keita’s £48 million release clause, but also a major premium, securing his services from the 1st of July, 2018, the day after his current deal with the German club expires.
I am delighted that an agreement has been reached which will allow me to join Liverpool Football Club next summer, when I will become part of a project that excites me greatly
Keita wrote in a written statement.
My commitment to RBL remains absolute for the remainder of my time at the club. I have given my all every time I have worn the shirt – that will be the case until the final whistle, in my final appearance
the young player also mentioned, adding
having my future resolved means I can now focus on helping RBL achieve great things this season. Until I join my new club, next summer, I will remain an interested supporter from a distance.
Keita became the most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history, surpassing Mohamed Salah, for whom the Reds broke their previous record earlier this summer.