Leicester City linked with surprise move for Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita

There has been numerous midfielders linked with Leicester City in past few months.

Leicester City are linked with surprise move for Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita, according to the football transfer rumours in British media.

The Guinea international joined Liverpool from RB Leipzig for a fee in the region of 60 million euros in July 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.

The midfielder has featured in 15 matches for the Reds this term in all competitions.

Naby Keita
Naby Keita

The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Guinea. Keita has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 8 goals in 37 senior appearances for the Guinea national team.

Brendan Rodgers wants to sign a new midfielder and Keita is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a long term admirer of Keita and believes he can get the most out of the Guinea international.

Leicester City
Leicester City

The 26-year-old will offer the Leicester City boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

According to the report, “Leicester City are eyeing Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita. Keita has battled over his time with the Reds and is expected to be made available this summer. Football Insider says Leicester are keen to keep Keita in England next season. Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is said to be a big fan of Keita. He likes the player’s energy and ability on the ball. Liverpool value Keita at around £30m.”

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The Foxes will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Keita to join the club. They have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Guinea international.

The Reds are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a massive offer for him.

Naby Keita ideal fit for Leicester City?

If Keita is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Leicester City.

A midfielder of Naby Keita’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Leicester squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.

It will be interesting to see if Leicester City are willing to pay the asking price for Keita.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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