Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing up a potential cut-price move for Naby Keita.
The Lowdown: Out of contract
Keita is out of contract at Liverpool in the summer, meaning that he can leave as a free agent, or sign for another club for a cut-price in the January transfer window.
The Latest: Newcastle interest
As per Milan Live, the St. James’ Park outfit are eyeing a potential move for Keita, but will face competition from a number of clubs for his signature.
AC Milan, West Ham United and Borussia Dortmund are also thought to be interested in signing him, so there could be a four-way tussle come January or next summer.
The Verdict: Avoid
Once dubbed ‘world-class‘ by Reds team-mate Virgil van Dijk, and ‘one of the best‘ midfielders that he has ever seen by manager Jurgen Klopp, Keita has been a good servant to the Anfield outfit, winning both the Premier League and UEFA Champions League with them.
However, his career has been plagued by injury, and judging by this season, his record does not look like it will get any better.
Currently earning £120,000-per-week on Merseyside, it is just not worth the risk for the Magpies, who can already call upon the likes of Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton in the middle of the park.
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