Liverpool finally find out how much they have to pay for Naby Keita after Leipzig’s 6th-place finish

Naby Keita

Naby Keita

Liverpool managed to secure an agreement to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita last summer and with this season coming to an end, it is only a matter of time before we see him in a Liverpool jersey.

There was some ambiguity over how much the Reds would have to spend to officially sign him but as per a recent report from Liverpool Echo, we will have to pay a fee in the region of £52.75million.

According to the terms of the agreement, the price was dependent on where Leipzig finished in the Bundesliga this season. The German giants have finished 6th, meaning they have secured a spot in the Europa League and hence, we need to shell out the aforementioned amount.

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It does seem like a good bargain since their progression to the Champions League would have seen the overall price increase to £59million. On the flipside, had Leipzig finished either 7th or below, we could have secured Keita for £48million.

Considering the price we are paying, it is undoubtedly a good deal for a player of Keita’s calibre. Although our attack has flourished this season, our midfield has lacked quality and depth.

Our troubles have been further compounded by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s unfortunate injury and Emre Can’s contract which is set to expire this summer.

Thus, signing Keita is certainly the need of the hour for Liverpool. With a serious title challenge to play for and to continue making a mark in the Champions League, Keita could certainly come in handy.