Titi Camara believes that fellow countryman Naby Keïta has his heart set on Liverpool, while Keïta’s international captain has endorsed the move. 

Former Liverpool forward Titi Camara sent out a pair of tweets today that will have gotten even the most skeptical of Liverpool fans excited.

Camara believes that Reds target Naby Keïta has his “heart set” on a move to the club and that RB Leipzig have already begun looking for his replacement.

Adding to his initial comments, Camara tweeted that the midfielder will ask to wear the coveted number 8 jersey, made popular by club legend Steven Gerrard, as it is a “lucky number” to his father and is also the number he currently occupies at Leipzig.

Also adding to the frenzy is Keïta’s international team mate Kamil Zayatte.

The 32-year old, former Hull City defender gave an interview* to Foot224, discussing Keïta’s abundance of qualities and whether he believes the midfielder would be a good fit for the club.

 

“I think he has the qualities to play in Liverpool,” said Zayatte.”After it happens, everything will depend on its integration into the club and the way he will be used.”

“His game can match Liverpool. He is a player who loves the ball and there are players around him who can give him the ball because there is Coutinho, Sadio Mané or Emre Can. They are players who can help him. I think the game of Liverpool corresponds to him.”

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Zayatte singled out Keïta’s “friend” Sadio Mané as key to helping the Guinean adapt if he does finalise a switch to Merseyside this summer.

“Maybe at first it’s going to be a little bit difficult for him to adapt,” admitted Zayatte. “He already has his friend Sadio Mané. If he can sign, he can help him to integrate very quickly.”

Zayatte also believes that Keïta may have to “muscle his game a little,” implying that the Guinean may have to strengthen his build slightly to help adapt to the physical rigours of the Premier League. This is something that Liverpool players are no strangers to, with Divock Origi’s physical transformation in the 2015/16 season a key example.

This is something that Liverpool players are no strangers to, with Divock Origi’s physical transformation in the 2015/16 season a key example.

The article ends with Foot224 claiming that this week may be “crucial in this transfer,” with both sides having opened negotiations. They also add that Klopp is willing to “break the bank” in order to have the deal wrapped up by the end of July at latest.

*Interview translated from French to English using Google translate so quotes may not be exact.

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