Liverpool’s Naby Keïta move is set to continue moving forward this week as the player looks to “respectfully reiterate” his desire to leave.
Is this real life? Are we finally seeing positive Liverpool transfer news?
It seems so my fellow Reds.
As per Melissa Reddy of Goal.com, Liverpool’s move for Naby Keïta is potentially set to continuing moving forward this week as the Guinean midfielder is set to hold further talks with RB Leipzig over leaving the club.
News broke yesterday that Leipzig had received – and rejected – a mega money £57m bid for the Guinean but Reddy reports that the breaking story was actually old news, with the Reds submitting the bid days before.
Leipzig’s sporting-director Ralf Rangnick has been absolutely adamant in his stance that the Reds primary midfield target will not be for sale at any price this summer and this was said to be the message relayed back to Liverpool after their initial offer was rejected.
However, Reddy claims that Rangnick’s stance is not mirrored within the club and that the pressure to “make a smart business decision” and accept a bid is growing.
Reddy believes that the hardball game that Leipzig have so far played over the Guinean’s future could be eroding and with the midfielder set to hold more talks to “respectfully reiterate” his desire to leave for Merseyside, progress could be on the horizon.
The Reds are said to be willing to submit an “improved package,” making the Guinean one of the “biggest Premier League signings in history” once they are given the indication that Leipzig are willing to negotiate.
Even with these positive developments, it’s highly unlikely that the Reds will have Keïta finalised by the time they leave for Hong Kong and that further patience will be required.