Liverpool confirmed they have have agreed a deal to sign Naby Keita from Red Bull Leipzig on July 1, 2018.
The Reds will pay the £48m release clause that will allow Keita to join the club, as well as an undisclosed premium.
Keita will undergo a medical on Monday and officially join Liverpool on July 1 2018. The fee will also surpass the £39.5m paid to Roma for Mohamed Salah this summer.
Naby Keita has given his reaction to his future move to Liverpool, saying the project at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp excites him.
“I am delighted that an agreement has been reached which will allow me to join Liverpool Football Club next summer, when I will become part of a project that excites me greatly,” he said.
“My commitment to RBL remains absolute for the remainder of my time at the club. I have given my all every time I have worn the shirt – that will be the case until the final whistle, in my final appearance.
“Having my future resolved means I can now focus on helping RBL achieve great things this season. Until I join my new club, next summer, I will remain an interested supporter from a distance.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 29, 2017