Leicester City have identified Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita as a potential midfield recruit according to The Mirror, as they continue to look to fill the void left by N’Golo Kante over the summer.
The 21-year-old moved between the Red Bull-sponsored clubs, switching from Austrian outfit Salzburg to German team Leipzig.
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Keita has made an impressive start to life in the Bundesliga, scoring three goals and having a positive influence in seven games for the newly promoted side.
However, the latest report suggests that Leicester are keeping a close eye on Keita ahead of a potential transfer bid, but will have their work cut out to convince Leipzig to sell the star.
More of an attacking player than Kante, the young star’s arrival would bolster Claudio Ranieri’s options in midfield.