Less than 24 hours after Liverpool defeated Arsenal in Anfield, the club has agreed to a record deal that will see Naby Keita swap his RB Leipzig’s jersey for that of the Reds next year.
Liverpool has agreed to part with 48 million pounds which is the release clause of the 22-year-old forward who was instrumental in Leipzig’s success last season as they finished second behind Bundesliga winners, Bayern Munich.
Jurgen Klopp had wanted to bring Keita to Anfield this season but RB Leipzig was determined to keep the player at least for a season and they have got their wishes.
The deal is more than the club record fee of £35m paid that Liverpool paid to bring Andy Carroll to Liverpool in 2011.
RB Leipzig will be taking part in the UEFA Champions League this season so this package is a great deal for them.
A Final Compromise
Liverpool already submitted two offers that were rejected by the German club this summer but this package will ensure that they pay less than the lump sum of 70 million pounds that they initially offered o RB Leipzig.
Liverpool has already completed the signing of Mohamed Salah for 34 million pounds from Roma, Robertson from Hull and Dominic Solanke on a free transfer after his Chelsea contract expired.
The club is also preparing a 60 million pounds bid for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar just before the close of the transfer window on Thursday.