Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been linked with a shock summer move to Leicester City, with Brendan Rodgers eyeing him up.
Keita’s Liverpool career has been a curious one to date, however, with good performances thrown in, but injuries affecting his progress and his impact not as great as many expected.
The 26-year-old has been limited to just seven Premier League starts in 2020/21, again highlighting his lack of playing time.
Keita linked with Liverpool exit
According to Football Insider, Leicester are ‘keeping tabs’ on Keita, with Rodgers described as a ‘big admirer’ of the Liverpool man.
There is no indication that the Reds are willing to move him on at the end of the season, however, so the Foxes’ efforts may be in vain.
Transfer Tavern take
It would be a big surprise if Klopp allowed Keita to leave in the summer, even though he clearly hasn’t yet exploded in a Liverpool shirt. He has been described as ‘world class’ by Virgil van Dijk, which speaks volumes.
With Gini Wijnaldum potentially moving on, more opportunities could come his way moving forward, and he has been perfectly effective, when fit.
Keita needs to go up a level if he is to avoid being seen as a disappointing signing, but at 26, he still has time on his side and is a player with huge amounts of quality.
In other news, Jurgen Klopp has hinted at a key selection ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid. Read more about it here.
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