Liverpool are reportedly hosting the younger brother of Naby Keita in training as they decide whether or not to offer him a deal at the club.
Teenager Petit Keita has been sighted working out with the Reds’ academy at the club’s Kirkby facility, according to ESPN.
The 17-year-old supposedly left German outfit Inter Leipzig to move to England in the summer, coinciding his departure with the completion of his brother’s switch to Anfield from RB Leipzig.
Speaking to Fussball.DE earlier this year, Inter Leipzig coach Heiner Backhaus said: “He’s a classic centre-forward, who with aggressiveness and his work rate is up there with the U19s’ best strikers.”
Such was his early impression that Backhaus also noted his confidence in Keita making a breakthrough into the senior setup.
The German publication itself proceeded to recognise Keita’s ability to pick up the German language inside his first year in the country, as well as praising his footballing philosophy.
Keita would most likely be competing for a place in Barry Lewtas’ U18s side, who currently sit second in the U18 Premier League and just a point behind leaders Everton.
The forward would also be competing with the likes of Bobby Duncan and Paul Glaztel, with the pair boasting a tally of 15 goals from 15 games across all competitions between them.
Nonetheless, it’s for the recent history of U18s stars making the early transition into U23s football that the club always remains on the search for additions to its youth ranks.