Liverpool target Naby Keita has abided by the conventions of the ridiculous modern day transfer market and fuelled rumours linking him to an Anfield switch.
The Guinean proved just how potent social media activity can truly be as he followed Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and a Firmino fan page on Instagram- of course signifying he is joining Liverpool. If only.
Reds were inevitably quick to react, with many continuing to brush aside RB Leipzig’s insistence he will not be sold and instead using Keita’s desire to work with Jurgen Klopp as good reason to believe a deal is possible.
Liverpool have already seen two bids rejected for their priority target, the first of £57million and the second of £66million, and are currently considering whether or not to table a third offer.
It has also been suggested that the club could drop all interest for now and instead return next summer when Keita’s £48million exit clause can be activated.
A deal is looking, admittedly, unlikely at this stage, although it will be interesting to see how a third bid, if it hasn’t already been made, impacts Leipzig’s stance.
Here’s how Reds reacted on Twitter…
Naby Keita has just followed Mané, Firmino and a Firmino fan page on Instagram – it’s that time in the transfer window 🙈 pic.twitter.com/1agFlVNXTy
— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) July 23, 2017
Perhaps Keita has just started following Mane and Firmino as he has heard the news of a 4th bid being accepted? 👀
22:30 news? tomorrow? 😁 pic.twitter.com/cKymYLOZ5y
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) July 23, 2017
— Ste Rannard (@SteRannard) July 23, 2017
Keita following Mané and Firmino at the same time. pic.twitter.com/LuaWdC9nUa
— – (@AnfieldRd96) July 23, 2017
KEITA JUST STARTED FOLLOWING FIRMINO AND MANE ON TWITTER ITS ABSO LUTELY LIT FAM pic.twitter.com/g8sb5LqJLk
— T (@TheSadioShow) July 24, 2017
— Kyle Preen (@kylepreen99) July 23, 2017
— Matthew Ordish (@MattOrdish) July 23, 2017
Keita Doing bits on Insta, following Mane and Firmino 😈
— . (@Ifcmatt) July 24, 2017
Keita has just started following firmino, mane and LFC fan pages on Instagram. He so wants to join the reds 😜😍😂
— Hilton81 (@JohnHiloNEW96) July 23, 2017