Liverpool to offer ‘exceptional’ player in swap deal for 27-year-old star
Italian news outlet CMW claims Liverpool are ready to offer Naby Keita to Juventus in a straight-forward swap deal to sign Adrien Rabiot – after reports emerged last week that he is set to join the club. Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Rabiot, 27, has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Juventus after spending the last three years with the Old Lady. He managed a league title, adding to his collection of six Ligue 1 medals from his time at PSG.
Reports last week indicated that Rabiot is keen on a move to the Premier League and is ready to join one of the top four – Champions League football being his requirement. Liverpool are now said to want the £15m-rated man (Telegraph).
Now CMW goes deeper. They claim that Liverpool have informed Juventus of their desire to include Keita in a deal. The Guinean star’s stay at Anfield was not a success. Like Rabiot, he is in the last year of his contract.
Either Liverpool extend his contract or sell him this summer in order to bring in money for his signing. Other options include letting him go for free or using him as a pawn to sign another player – Rabiot perhaps.
Liverpool ready to offer Keita to sign Rabiot
It would be a bargain from the Reds. Keita did not live up to expectations and certainly not at its price. Realistically, he would be worth a fee similar to what Rabiot is valued at.
Labeled ‘exceptional’ by Klopp, Keita has also been offered in a deal to Nico Barella to lower the Inter star’s price tag. It looks like the former RB Leipzig man will leave Anfield but there are many possible ways.
In other news, Liverpool target Cherki confirms he’s close to new deal with Lyon