A Horoyo academy graduate, Naby joined Ligue 2 club Istres at a very early age. he made his professional debut for the French club and played one season for them.
After that, he was roped in by the Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. Keita won two Austrian Football Bundesliga and Austrian Cup during his stay in Salzburg. He spent two seasons in Austria and then joined Red Bull group’s other team, RB Leipzig, in Germany.
The Guinea midfielder continued his great form in Germany too and featured in the Bundesliga team of the season and Europa League squad of the season. Finally, in 2017, Keita was signed by EPL giants Liverpool when they triggered his release clause worth £48 million. Since then he has won, one EPL title, one UEFA Champions League, one Club World Cup, one Carabao Cup, and one FA cup title.
Barcelona interested in Naby Keita
After his big-money signing in Liverpool, Keita has so far failed to stamp his authority in Anfield. The Guinea international has suffered a lot of injuries in the last few years and missed around 75 games for the Reds.
Despite this, according to a report from Barca Universal, Catalan giants FC Barcelona are interested to bring the Guinea International to camp Nou, next season.
Barcelona made a lot of signings in the last transfer window. Under the leadership of Laporta and Xavi, they want to regain their old position back. In order to do so want to sign more players in the upcoming transfer windows.
Their economic struggle in recent years is known to everyone. So the Blaugrana are looking at multiple free agents to improve their squad.
Now Naby Keita’s contract with Liverpool is going to expire at the end of the season. Meanwhile, Barcelona manager Xavi likes the midfield’s technical ability and wants him in his squad. Hence the Blaugrana are keeping their tabs on the Guniea midfielder.
Now it has been understood that Liverpool is also looking to give an extension to the midfielder and want to keep him the Anfield for further years. So it will be a tough operation for Barcelona to acquire his signings.
Barcelona have made a great start to their La Liga campaign. The Blaugrana are currently at the top of the league and have won seven of their first eight matches.
However, they have suffered two back-to-back losses in the Champions League. The Blaugrana will now face Inter Milan in a very important match.