Naby Keita has his say on £37.5m Liverpool transfer talk

Date published: Tuesday 30th May 2017 9:24

RB Leipig midfielder Naby Keita insists he is paying no attention to claims he is one of Liverpool’s major targets this summer.

The Guinea midfielder was listed as one of the club’s top targets this summer with reports suggesting the Reds are willing to spend up to £37.5million to bring the player to Anfield.

But amid claims he could become Liverpool’s record signing, the 22-year-old has told Bundesliga.com he is giving the transfer talk little attention.

“I really don’t worry about such things,” he said. “My only focus is on our games and my performances; they are the most important things.

“I am a young player who never cares about rumours or what appears in the newspapers. I am now looking forward to a well-earned holiday and then to next season.”

Keita joined Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg last summer, and it seems the player is looking back on a season of great satisfaction

“This is like a dream!” he continued. “We enjoyed a really great season but it sits well with us. With each game we won, our confidence grew that much more.

“Our initial goal was to achieve top-flight safety as soon as possible. We succeeded brilliantly and by finishing second, we can of course feel more than satisfied.

“But we don’t want to sit back now. We will continue to progress and ride this wave of success for as long as possible.

“We are really keen to discover what the Champions League is all about. Every player dreams of playing in it and we will do everything in our power to make a difference in the tournament.

“The fact that we managed to qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League is fantastic for our club. Our team is young, hungry and very ambitious.”

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