RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has criticised Naby Keita’s entourage, whilst claiming the Liverpool target as had his head turned by “a whole village in Guinea.”
Speaking at a coaching convention in Bochum, Rangnick once again reiterated that neither Keita nor Emil Forsberg will be departing RB this summer.
“I expect them to play for us next season. Both are extraordinary players who make the difference for our team,” says Rangnick.
“The boys themselves are not the problem here. It is their surroundings. A whole village in Guinea or somebody from their entourage tells the players why they must do something right away. I can’t blame the players.”
However, Bild also report that people with RB Leipzig are in favour of a sale this summer due to the €80 million fee, with Manchester City and Liverpool interested.