Barcelona exploring surprise move for Liverpool midfielder

A Liverpool midfielder could be on his way to the Camp Nou this summer.

According to reports, Barcelona have been exploring a move for Liverpool star Naby Keita who looks set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season when his contract expires at Anfield.

Fabrizio Romano said: “Barça are linked to all the possible free agents; but at the moment, nothing is concrete or advanced between Keita and any other club. He will decide in the next months. Barça are exploring the free agents market but nothing is ‘serious’ yet.”

Keita has been at Liverpool since 2018 and his time at Anfield has been hit and miss. The 28-year-old has suffered a lot from injury issues and never really looked comfortable in Jurgen Klopp’s three-man midfield that requires players to be at top fitness and constantly running.

However, Keita may be bettered suited to Barcelona’s system that is less about pressing the opponent and more about moving the ball quickly, something Keita can do well.

Along with Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are expected to leave Anfield on free transfers this summer.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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