Keita backed to make transfer request


Keita has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita could hand in a transfer request to push through a move to Anfield.

That’s the view of Andy Hunter, a journalist for The Guardian, who writes that the Guinea international could have to force the issue in order to complete a switch.

“Leipzig’s stance leaves Keïta with limited options if he is to secure his wish of a move to Liverpool.” he said.

“One would be to test his employers’ resolve by submitting a transfer request.

“That could materialise on Thursday when the player is due back in pre-season training.” he finished.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring the box-to-box midfielder to the club and it is looking increasingly likely that he will need to smash the club’s transfer record to do so.

Leipzig are not a poor club and have no need, or desire, to sell one of their star players this Summer – especially when they’re preparing to make their Champions League debut.

But Keita is said to be very keen on joining Liverpool and may well hand in a transfer request to help get a transfer done.


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