Leicester City are keeping tabs on the Merseyside giants midfielder Naby Keita with an eye on a possible swoop in the upcoming transfer window. Guinea international arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2018 from German outfit RB Leipzig amid much hype.
Almost three years into his stint at Liverpool and he is yet to live up to the billing or the massive £53m price tag which made him the third most expensive transfer in the Merseyside giants’ history. Since joining the club, Naby has managed only 76 games, missing as many as 54 matches due to injuries.
Keita has managed a paltry return of just seven goals and four assists in the process. Given his struggles, coupled with the emergence of Curtis Jones and the signing of Thiago Alcantara, the 26-year-old midfielder has been reduced to a bit-part footballer at Liverpool.
So far this term, the Guinean midfielder has featured only 16 times across all tournaments, without making a single direct contribution to a goal. Handed a rare starting berth on Tuesday in the Reds UCL quarter-final contest against Real Madrid, the African midfielder was taken off before half-time after a listless performance.
Heading into the summer transfer window, Naby’s future at Liverpool is pretty much up in the air, with the report stating that the Reds do not believe he will grow into the dominant midfielder that the club expected him to become after his breakthrough campaigns at RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig.
To that end, a sale could very much be on the cards, given as the Reds will need to strengthen multiple areas on the pitch ahead of the new campaign.