Palace and Bournemouth eye Red Bull midfielder

Date published: Wednesday 11th May 2016 4:02

Naby Keita: Palace and Bournemouth eyeing Salzburg midfielder

Naby Keita: Palace and Bournemouth eyeing Salzburg midfielder

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are tracking Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Naby Keita ahead of potential approaches this summer, sources have told

Keita is earning rave reviews in Austria with Salzburg after helping the club secure their third straight league championship.

The Guinea international has scored 12 goals and laid on eight assists in the Bundesliga this season to alert a number of clubs across Europe’s bigger leagues.

Scouts from the Premier League have been flocking to Austria to keep tabs on Keita, and the likes of Palace, Bournemouth and Norwich are expected to have him watched him in action against Grodig on Wednesday.

The box-to-box midfielder has all the attributes to be a success in English football and both Palace and Bournemouth are ready to test Salzburg’s resolve to keep hold of Keita this summer, two years after they signed him from French club Istres.

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