Liverpool miss out on Seydou Keita, Roma sign for free
Serie A runners up Roma have signed Valencia midfielder Seydou Keita on a free transfer as reported by the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website. The former Barcelona midfielder had been a Liverpool target and the Merseyside club were linked with the Mali international over the past few months.
According to the report, Rudi Garcia’s side have signed the player on a one year deal with an option for a second year and the player’s wages is reportedly set to be less than €1m. It is expected that the 34-year-old will sign the contract in the coming few days.
The Giallorossi had a stunning season finishing runners up to Juventus in the Serie A and the capital club would love to go one step further in teh coming campaign
Keita will add valuable depth to the Wolves’ outfit and is an immensely versatile player capable of playing either a central defensive midfielder or a centre back if needed.
Valencia based newspaper Superdeporte reported last month that Liverpool are in pole position to sign him, as the midfielder was eyeing to play in the Champions League. Reports also emerged that Premier League giants Manchester United could be another possible destination for Keita, as he would seamlessly fit into the quick and vertical football of Louis van Gaal.
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