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Arsenal are interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Naby Keita, according to reports in Austria.
The Gunners are watching the midfielder and are pondering over making a summer move for the Guinea-born midfielder as a replacement for injury-prone Jack Wilshere.
The midfielder has been impressive this season and his performances have not gone unnoticed as the Gunner’s scout has alerted the club about Keita’s Potential.
According to Sportnet via the Metro, Arsenal have been watching the midfielder for sometime with the latest being Salzburg 2-1 win over Mattersburg last month. Keita didn’t disappoint has he got a goal for himself with a well taken finish.
It is believed that Salzburg will hold out for a fee as high as possible because the player still has a long term contract with the Austrian club. Keita recently signed a new deal at the club and there is no release clause inserted in the deal, hence Wenger will have to negotiate well with Salzburg before having any chance of signing the Guinea international.
The midfielder is highly rated at Salzburg and he is dubbed the new “Saido Mane” by fans of the club. Mane was a former player at Salzburg where he impressed before moving to Southampton and Keita is beginning to follow in the footsteps of the Southampton forward.
Keita has scored 10 goals already this season while also assisting his teammates on 8 occasions. An impressive stats for a midfielder.
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