Original source: Sportnet
Published by: Goal.com, TalkSPORT, Metro
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Contract until: June 2021
According to Sportnet, Arsenal are keeping tabs on Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Naby Keita. Reportedly, the 21-year-old has caught the attention of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger with his performances for the Austrian outfit this season. It is understood Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Keita in action as they consider making a move for the creative central midfielder. The Guinea international has been in stunning form for the Austrian side this season, scoring ten goals and providing eight assists in just 23 league appearances. The 21-year-old is already being compared to Southampton’s Sadio Mane who also rose through the ranks at Salzburg.
- Keita has recently signed a long-term deal and has no release clause in his contract, however, so the Londoners may need to splash the cash if he wishes to land the target.
- Considered a box-to-box midfielder, Keita has proven he has potential to score goals from midfield, having already hit double figures this season, but Arsenal have already signed his style midfielder Mohamed Elneny in January and it’s less likely to add another unproven player on the same position.
- Wenger has confirmed that he will have money to spend in the summer, so he might aim more experienced and quality players to help winning titles.
Considering these facts, Gib Football Show concludes that the rumours claiming ‘Arsenal Set to Sign in-form Midfielder, Compared With Sadio Mane’ are ‘mostly false’.