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Report: Liverpool fee for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita confirmed

Liverpool fee for Naby Keita confirmed?
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The fee that Liverpool must pay RB Leipzig for midfielder Naby Keita has reportedly been confirmed as £52.75m due to the Red Bulls' Europa League qualification.

The fee that Liverpool must pay RB Leipzig for midfielder Naby Keita has reportedly been confirmed.

Keita, a Guinea international, will move to Anfield on July 1 after the Reds struck an agreement with the Bundesliga club last summer.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Merseyside club's deal included an agreement that the final price paid would depend on Leipzig's finishing position this season.

The report claims that Champions League qualification was set to guarantee a £59m fee, Europa League qualification amounted to £52.75m, and no European football would have cost Liverpool £48m.

Leipzig finished sixth in the Bundesliga table this term, securing a Europa League spot, which means that the Reds will have to shell out £52.75m.

Keita has made 39 appearances this season, scoring nine goals and registering seven assists.


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RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita in action during the Emirates Cup match with Sevilla in July 2017
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