Liverpool have finally completed a deal for Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, according to Goal.com’s Liverpool correspondent Melissa Reddy.
The Reds triggered Keita’s £48 million release clause and added an undisclosed premium to clinch the signing, but the player will remain at RB Leipzig for the 2017/18 season.
His contract is effective from July 1, 2018, meaning Liverpool fans will have to wait a year before they see their new man in action at Anfield.
Keita is best described as an all-action, all-round box-to-box engine who appears a natural for Jurgen Klopp’s high-octane and aggressive style.
While the transfer of Naby Keita will be the biggest in Liverpool history, it could soon be broken after news of their £66 million bid for AS Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.