OFFICIAL: Liverpool Announce Club-Record Naby Keita Deal

Leipzig's Naby Deco Keita in action with Hamburgs's Walace.

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Liverpool have officially announced the signing of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

Liverpool have triggered the £48m release clause of the Guinea international, however, he will join the Reds in the summer of 2018.

As per the Daily Mail, Liverpool will have to pay an extra £7m for agreeing a deal this summer, which means the total cost of bringing in one of Bundesliga’s best midfielders to Anfield will be £55m – a new club record, surpassing Andy Carroll’s £35m move from Newcastle in 2011.

The statement from the Merseyside club read: “The Reds have agreed a deal with the German club and the midfielder that will see the 22-year-old move to Anfield on July 1, 2018, following the conclusion of the current season.”

The 22-year-old told club’s official website: “I will become part of a project that excites me greatly. My commitment to RBL remains absolute for the remainder of my time at the club.

“Having my future resolved means I can now focus on helping RBL achieve great things this season. Until I join my new club, next summer, I will remain an interested supporter from a distance.”

Jurgen Klopp will now look to get his hands on French winger Thomas Lemar, after seeing two of his bids get rejected from AS Monaco on Monday.

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