Naby Keita, the 23-year-old midfielder has officially joined Liverpool in the summer this year. Well it turns out before deciding to join the Marseyside Team, the player from Guinea apparently had rejected the offer of two European giants, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Actually, Naby Keita has been linked with Liverpool since last summer, or the peak in the winter transfer window of January yesterday. In last winter, Marseyside team lost their mainstay midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, who decided to leave to Barcelona. Unfortunately, at that time Liverpool’s effort to get Keita failed.
However, Liverpool did not necessarily lose their interest in the 23-year-old star. The Reds then continued their efforts in the summer transfer window this year, and this effort was successful. Yes, Naby Keita has been officially recruited by Liverpool from RB Leipzig and of course the arrival of the player was greeted happily by the fans of the Marseyside Team.
Talk about Keita’s rejection on the last two transfer opportunities, it turns out the 23-year-old player from the beginning was just want to join the liverpool. The reason, Keita revealed that he had rejected offers from Barcelona and Bayern Munich and it was done in order to join Liverpool.
“It’s true that there are several teams involved (trying to recruit) as you (reporters) mentioned (Barca and Bayern). But the big part in my decision is the role of the coach.”
“We talked well. The words he told me about this project really convinced me. I can see how this club is developing, “said Keita at fourfourtwo.
Furthermore, Keita admitted that his decision to join Liverpool was also influenced by Sadio Mane, a former teammate who had already arrived at Anfield.
“And I talked a lot with Sadio (Mane). Sadio is like a brother to me. We spent nine months together in Salzburg and built a good report card. “