RB Leipzig confirm Liverpool’s Naby Keita move is rejected
Liverpool & Naby Keita
In the aftermath of Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona, one avenue Liverpool have been exploring is advancing the arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.
Keita has already agreed to move to Anfield at the end of the season.
But with 142 million pounds burning in their pocket after Coutinho’s exit, the rumours were Liverpool were offering Leipzig even more cash to get the deal done now.
For the record, RB Leipzig have plenty to play for this season.
There are firmly in the mix for a top four finish in the Bundesliga. While they could still end up lifting the Europa League trophy.
RB Leipzig confirm Naby Keita is staying
On Sunday, hours before Liverpool hosted Man City in the Premier League, RB Leipzig confirmed Naby Keita is staying.
The German side made that statement on social media.
One has to hope that this transfer story has now been “put to bed” as the Germans hope for.
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) January 14, 2018
“A sale (in January) would have only been possible if we had secured an additional, exorbitantly high transfer fee.” https://t.co/B6Z4H3hqYH
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) January 14, 2018
RB Leipzig 3 – Schalke 1
The late game in Germany on Saturday night was a biggy as second place Schalke visited fifth place RB Leipzig.
Leipzig ran out 3-1 winners to leapfrog Schalke into second spot.
Bayern Munich have a 13-point lead at the top.
After Jean-Kevin Augustin missed an early penalty for Leipzig, Naby Keita’s shot defected into the net for the opener.
Naldo levelled for Schalke in the 55th, before the hosts took control. Timo Werner restored the lead before Bruma put the game out of Schalke’s sight.
It’s worth noting that Keita was subbed out the game before Leipzig scored their two second half goals.
He was removed after he picked up a booking, while Keita seemed like he could get sent off.
For the record, Keita’s yellow card triggered a one match suspension for five bookings.
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January 14, 2018 at 05:21AM