Liverpool FC have agreed in principle a fee worth more than £74m to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, Winner Sports understands.
According to sources familiar with the matter RB Leipzig have now accepted a third bid from Liverpool for the Guineas international. The Premier League side made a final bid on Friday evening for Leipzig’s star player Keita, which is understood to be in the region of £75m with the majority of the fee being paid up front.
The Merseyside clubs record bid of (83m euros) was finally enough to persuade Leipzig to sell their star man.
German sources close to the negotiations told Winner Sports that “it was in the best interest of all parties to accept this offer”.
Leipzig owner Dietrich Mateschitz was informed late last night that Liverpool had made a Bundesliga transfer record bid and that the payment structure was satisfactory. The Merseyside club have previously had two bids of £57.3m and £66m rejected for the player, who had informed Leipzig of his desire to move to Anfield.
Liverpool’s £75million package will smash their previous transfer record of £39million for Mohamed Salah if the deal goes through. Sources have informed Winner Sports that although the bid has been accepted no announcement will be made until the fine details have been approved by both the club’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick and co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz.
Sources have told Winner Sports that RB Leipzig are hoping to include a 10% percent sell-on clause but this is not considered a deal-breaker as both parties try to thrash out a deal over the coming week.