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“I want to leave” Liverpool star midfielder set to depart amidst swap deal links



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Liverpool star midfielder Naby Kieta has expressed his desire to depart the club amidst swap deal links

Liverpool star midfielder Naby Keita does not want to sign a new Liverpool contract amidst Adrien Rabiot swap deal links

Naby Keita does not want to sign a new contract with Liverpool, according to Libero (via Liverpool Echo), and there is a chance that he might be traded to Juventus in exchange for Adrien Rabiot.

The hyped-up transfer of the Guinean international from RB Leipzig to the Reds never truly materialized due to injuries sustained at important key periods in his career.

That was up until last year when he began to play regularly and became a vital member of Jurgen Klopp’s team. Though Keita is reportedly not interested in extending his current LFC contract.

He is expected to become a free agent in the coming year, which poses a significant headache for the Reds if the 27-year-old star doesn’t sign a new deal.

"I want to leave" Liverpool star midfielder set to depart amidst swap deal links 1 Sportelo

Naby Keita is linked with a swap deal (Photo: Getty Images)

Do they let him go for nothing next summer or take advantage of the current opportunity? Additionally, there are rumours that he may be a part of a deal in which he switches teams with Rabiot, a regular in Juventus’ midfield.

The Reds would be wise to start searching for a replacement if Keita decides not to renew his contract. Similar to Keita is Rabiot who has played for Juve, PSG, and the French national team.

Naby cost Liverpool a lot of money, £52.75 million to be exact. Then, losing him on a free the next year would be a nightmare.

Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are both in their 30s. While Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is struggling to gain a start under Jurgen Klopp, James Milner is close to retiring.

Strengthening, not weakening, is what the midfield needs. Any veteran central midfielder who departs must be replaced, and ideally, the club shares that view.

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