After a month of chasing Naby Keita, Liverpool have finally agreed a club-record deal to sign the RB Leipzig, who will join the Premier League club next season.
After having previous bids knocked back, Bild report the deal to be an initial €65m with €10m paid in future incentives and although Keita does have a release clause that comes into effect next summer, Liverpool have paid a premium now in order to get the deal over the line, according to Paul Joyce.
Keita underwent his medical on Monday and will join the club on 1 July 2018. The Guinea international is said to have signed a five-year deal.
RB head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl has got his wish to keep Keita this season, as they head into the Champions League.
“It’s 100% clear that Naby will play this year in Leipzig. At the beginning of the transfer period we said we would start with the same team and of the players we had last year no one will go. That would be our answer now also. For us everyone can see how important Naby Keïta is for our game. It’s 100% sure that he will be with RB Leipzig in the Champions League,” said Hasenhüttl.