Anfield boss keen on Nou Camp star.
Liverpool are launching a bid for Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita.
The £2million-rated midfielder, 32, currently playing for Mali in the African Nations Cup, has been frozen out at the Nou Camp.
Keita is aware of the Reds’ interest and will demand talks with Barca coach Pep Guardiola.
Whilst Liverpool are seemingly adopting a youthful transfer policy a move to bring in experienced campaigner to help beef up the strength in depth at Anfield, as proven by the useful purchasing of Craig Bellamy. Seydou Keita may well be a bit part player at Barcelona but the Mali international has notched up over 150 appearances for the Catalan side collecting a myriad of trophies in the process.
Keita is an adaptable player who still has a few seasons in the tank and could well add a calming influence into the centre of Liverpool’s midfield. Indeed it would have been fairly useful to sign the former Lens man in January given that Lucas Leiva is out for the rest of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola may well be willing to sell Keita but it would surely take a bid of more than £2m to land the midfielder, even if he is 32 years of age. In this day and age £2m doesn’t really secure you any player of worth and given we are talking about a player who three La Liga triumph as well as being a double Champions League winner then surely it would take an offer of at least double that quoted by this source.