Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs have are all set to battle Liverpool FC and Bayern Munich in the race to sign RB Leipzig star Naby Keita with all three teams looking to bring in the 22-year-old.
Keita has been a really important player in the team’s push towards Champions League qualification for the next season.
Keita has scored a total of 5 goals and 8 assists in 22 appearances for the club this season in the league, as Leipzig find themselves sitting at the second position on the Bundesliga table with 55 points, 10 behind Bayern and 4 ahead of Hoffenheim who are in third.
Keita first started out playing on his native country of Guinea where he featured for Horoya AC. The central midfielder’s first European club was FC Istres, followed by Red Bull Salzburg where he found a lot of success.
Despite interest from a lot of other big clubs during his time in Austria, the central midfielder decided to join Leipzig where he became a top midfielder in the Bundesliga.
Keita attracted a lot of Premier League clubs such as Manchester City, Arsenal in the past in order to sign him and as per The Mirror reports suggest that Spurs are also interested in bringing him to England.
Earlier this month, Keita was hospitalised in a match against Wolfsburg, but since his return to action, he scored two goals during the weekend.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his squad for next season’s Champions League campaign and is looking for a back-up for Delle Alli, who is also serving a three-match ban.
Keita seems to be the perfect addition for Pochettino’s squad but his contract with Leipzig will expire in 2020.
As a true box-to-box midfielder Keita has been compared to Chelsea’s versatile midfielder N’Golo Kante.
With Leipzig all set to become one of the top teams’ in Germany they won’t let Keita leave the club till his contract expires in three years at least and Spurs might have to try a lot harder in order to bring him to North London.