Liverpool break club record to sign Naby Keita

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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.

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Naby Keita scored eight times and assisted seven in the Bundesliga last season, all while winning possession in the midfield third more times (188) than any other player in the league since the start of last season – a statistic revealed by WhoScored.com.

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.

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