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I wanNaby (Under the sea in an Octopus's Garden in the Shade) - Deal Confirmed

Discussion in 'The Vault' started by doctor_mac, May 27, 2017.

  1. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    So, looks like we're definitely in the hunt for Naby, with £50m being the fee the media have latched onto.  He looks boss, but I'd like to know from regular BL viewers, is he that good, and what will he do for us?



    Liverpool ready to break their club transfer record to land £50m-rated RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita

    Liverpool are ready to smash the club's transfer record to land their number one summer target Naby Keita .
    The midfielder's club Leipzig have slapped a £50m price tag on their biggest star in the hope it will discourage bids.
    But the Reds will NOT be put off by such a massive price tag, and they are prepared to smash the record £38m fee they paid for Andy Carroll.
    And that could herald the largest summer spending spree in Anfield history, with boss Jurgen Klopp determined to bring in some big stars - and his main targets - before the start of next season's Champions' League campaign.

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    Klopp believes Keita is one of Europe's best in his position (Photo: Bongarts)
    Klopp believes Guinea international Keita is the best in his position currently operating in European football, and he has told his board the price tag should be no barrier to signing such an elite central midfielder.
    He won't stop there - and that could see Liverpool beat their previous summer spending figures, with the Reds looking to splash upwards of £150m, with a figure of £200m to match City and United not out of the question.
    Talks have already progressed with Keita's advisors, and the Reds would also meet his wage demands in excess of £120,000 a week.



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    Klopp is confident of landing his man (Photo: Getty Images AsiaPac)
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    And they have a good relationship with the player's agent, who also represents Sadio Mane, Klopp's big signing of last summer.
    Leipzig have said they don't want to sell any first team players, but the £50m figure could change their mind.
    And Liverpool would love to match that fee in their race to land Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, who remains another at the very top of Klopp's wish list.
    The defender would cost around £50m, which would push the Reds' spending to beyond £100m...and again the club would not flinch at such a fee, even though they face stiff competition from Chelsea.

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    Van Dijk is in demand this summer (Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
    The spending would not stop there even if they get both. Klopp wants a striker and he has targeted one of Alexander Lacazette and Brazil star Luan, with the latter priced at around £25m, and French international Lacazette twice that.
    He also wants a left back and another attacking midfielder, with Fulham's defender Ryan Sessegnon very highly regarded at a fee of between £15-20m, and Klopp also admires Schalke's Leon Goretzka.
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    Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon is also on Liverpool's hitlist (Photo: Rex Features)
    The German international offered Liverpool real hope in their pursuit yesterday, when he shot down the strong feeling he was heading to Bayern Munich.
    The supremely talented midfielder has a year left on his contract, but if he leaves Germany in the summer would still cost in the region of £25m, which would take the Reds' spending plans towards the £200m mark.
     
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  2. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    Bye Bye Jordan
     
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  3. My_Blood_Bleeds_Red

    My_Blood_Bleeds_Red Very Active Member

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    Meanwhile, Lucas laughs at everyone else if he stays another year.
     
  4. Raz

    Raz Very Active Member

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    Under the sea in an octopus' whatnow?
     
  5. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    If we can't cure his chronic foot problems, then he has to go.  I'd love him to stay and stay fit. But it seems unlikely.
     
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    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    Never seen him play, but he looks seriously impressive in this clip.

     
  7. Kay Age El

    Kay Age El Well-Known Member

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    Keita is a rare specimen. Equally good defensively as he is when going forward.

    We'd be truly lucky if 1) Leipzig decides to cash in and 2) if he wants to play for us.

    He'd be expensive though. 400 trillion perhaps?

    Lira?
     
  8. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    Its a lyric. Quite a famous one.
     
  9. Skullflower

    Skullflower Part of the Furniture Member

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    'Naby or not Naby'

    I have to do everything myself round here.
     
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    Raz Very Active Member

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    That's a bit better.
     
  11. Skullflower

    Skullflower Part of the Furniture Member

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    A bit?
     
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    Shadey Well-Known Member

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    'No one puts naby in a corner'

    I'll get my coat..
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Marginally
     
  14. Dirty Sanchez

    Dirty Sanchez I Moustache You a Question Member

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    Me and @Skullflower don't always see eye to eye, but I've got to admit "Naby or not Naby" is pretty excellent compared to the dire thread title. Sorry @doctor_mac yours is A for effort, D for attainment.
     
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    Skullflower Part of the Furniture Member

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    Yer ma ginally
     
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    peekay Well-Known Member

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    Looks amazing.

    Also if the norm is to create such clever titles, can the original poster explain the title in the post using a spoiler tag for the lyrically challenged people like me.
     
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    mom Very Active Member

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    Yep

    Shame tho. I can see him retiring with that foot
     
  18. Barba Roja

    Barba Roja Plundering since 2005... Member

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    LOL
     
  19. choperman.v01

    choperman.v01 Very Active Member

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    Yaya Toure (if he stays) is 34. Fernandinho is 32. Fernandinho is 30 in the new season. Gundogan has a rather long injury history. Fabian Delph - does he even exist?

    I fear this one may have Man City stamped all over him.
     
  20. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    I was being postmodern. It was deliberately bad to make a point. Jason will appreciate it.
     
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