Liverpool transfer news: Barcelona interested in signing Naby Keita
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Liverpool transfer news: Barcelona interested in signing Naby Keita

Barcelona are now interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita once his contract expires at the end of the season.

That’s according to Diario SPORT, who claim the Catalan giants are keen to acquire the 28-year-old’s services on a free transfer this summer.

Clubs from the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and La Liga have all been touted with interest in the Guinea international recently.

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However, with the player expected to leave Merseyside at the end of the season, Barcelona have now emerged as a favourite in the race to secure his signature.

Keita arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2018, after a £48m deal had been agreed with RB Leipzig the season prior.

Barcelona interested in Keita

Although it will be sad to see him go, Keita now looks very likely to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

Arriving with high expectations, the midfielder’s career on Merseyside has unfortunately been plagued by injuries.

As a result, in the four-and-a-half years he’s been at the club, he has only made 129 appearances.

Many of these features were excellent. These were matches during which he illustrated his amazing ball control and exquisite dribbling technique, weaving in-and-out of defenders.

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However, there have also been times where he hasn’t impacted the team much on the pitch.

Whenever this has been the case, it has been very noticeable, as Keita’s lack of defensive contributions are thus exposed.

Despite this, Jurgen Klopp remains a big fan of the 28-year-old. Hailing him as an ‘incredible’ player, the German will certainly need a replacement this summer.

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