Liverpool have found out how much they will have to pay for Naby Keita following RB Leipzig’s final game of the Bundesliga season.
The Guinean’s price-tag had the potential to alter according to what position his current employers finished in the league table.
Last summer’s agreement scheduled Keita’s official arrival for July 1 this year, but left his final price-tag inconclusive due to factors in the deal.
With Leipzig having finished in sixth-place and qualified for the Europa League following their 6-2 win over Hertha Berlin, Liverpool will now pay £52.75million for his services.
Suspect Liverpool will be keeping an eye on the Bundesliga final day tomorrow – affects how much they pay for Naby Keita.
So if Leipzig get…
Champions League: €75 million
Europa League: €68 million
Miss out on Europe: €60 million
Fixtures and table below
— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) May 11, 2018
Keita’s final game of the season serves up a timely reminder that his next outing will likely be in a Liverpool shirt in pre-season.
The 23-year-old’s regular reminders of his athleticism and attacking prowess have been a cruel tease amid Jurgen Klopp’s current injury crisis.
His blend of bursting runs from midfield, frantic ball retrieval and expansive passing range looks well-aligned to the system and setup that has taken Liverpool to a Champions League final and on the brink of another top-four finish.
Given the nature of the modern transfer market, £52.75million could prove an inspired steal.