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Former Liverpool star Titi Camara has revealed that Naby Keita has his heart set on a move to Anfield, who is also a prime target for Arsenal but it remains to be seen if RB Leipzig sell him.
The 22-year-old was a key figure for the Bundesliga outfit last season, helping them qualify for the Champions League with eight goals and eight assists in 32 games as well as his overall influence in midfield.
As reported by The Independent, Leipzig want a staggering £70m for him as they do all they can to keep him and put off interested parties, but this latest development could be huge in prising him away.
If the the deal is successful naby has requested no 9 shirt. Know as a lucky number to father
— Titi Camara (@TitiCamara22) July 3, 2017
Camara, who played for Liverpool in the 1999/2000 campaign and is well established within the Guinea set up both in and away from football, appears to know something that we don’t about his countryman, as seen in the tweets below.
Liverpool will certainly hope that their former star is right, as Jurgen Klopp would undoubtedly welcome such an addition with open arms as he looks to continue to strengthen his squad this summer.
Nevertheless, while the Premier League giants and the player himself may want the deal to happen, it still needs the third party to agree to it as well and that seems to be the tricky part which will have to be overcome.
As per the Independent, Liverpool had been ready to launch a £45m bid, and Keita’s future has been placed in doubt after he didn’t feature in the club’s promotion for their new kit launch. However, it still feels as though there is a lot standing in the way of a move happening.
Lucas Perez is the man putting on the No. 9 jersey for Arsenal presently, but as it appears that his down the pecking order at the Emirates, Keita could be dashed the No. 9 jersey. Also, the future of Jack Wilshere still remains uncertained with the Gunners which in thus: he could either be sold this summer leaving his jersey number vacant and Aaron Ramsey who’s now playing in his role could have the No. 10 jersey as his jersey number for the upcoming season leaving the Jersey No. 8 open for Naby Keita should he choose to move to Emirates this summer. We shall see how things folds at the end of the summer.