- The actual ‘premium’ Liverpool will pay for Naby Keita revealed
- We agreed a deal with Rb Leizpig for the Guinean this summer gone
- Keita will arrive in summer 2018 to join Jurgen Klopp’s squad
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It looks like Liverpool will end up paying £66m for Naby Keita, a full £18m above his £48m release-clause that was ‘activated’ this summer.
The clause officially only comes active in 2018, when the Guinean will arrive, but Liverpool negotiated to pay a premium on top of this to secure his signature in August…
According to German media, translated by the Mirror, the premium fee depends on where Rb Leipzig will finish this term.
£57m if they don’t finish in the top six, £62m if they finish in the Europa League spots and £66m if they replicate last season’s efforts and get the top four.
Currently, Rb are third in the table and having been knocked out of the Champions League, will be pouring their eggs into the Bundesliga basket. It’d be very surprising if they finished below fourth, meaning the £66m looks set to be the price we pay.
Still, we’re hoping that ends up a bargain. The 22-year-old is so energetic and dynamic that we cannot wait to see what he’ll offer our midfield.
Having just watched Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum against Spurs, he can’t come soon enough…