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Fantasy football tips: Naby Keita – how much could he be worth next season?

Liverpool are edging steadily closer to signing Naby Keita from RB Leipzip, which is timely news for Reds fans and fantasy football aficionados alike. 

The Guinean midfielder has been top of Jurgen Klopp’s transfer wishlist all summer long, with the German willing to smash Liverpool’s transfer record to seal the deal.

Pick me? Keita could be a popular choice for Dream Team this season

Pick me? Keita could be a popular choice for Dream Team this season

Dream Team 2017/18

How does the game work?

  • This year’s fantasy football game will be absolutely FREE for all players to play
  • The total prize pot is an approximated £750,000
  • Game Weeks will run from Friday to Thursday
  • £50m budget on 11 eligible players


The Reds latest bid for the Leipzig star is in the region of  £74million, with previous offers of £57m and £66m rejected.

For what it’s worth, Keita has made it clear he wants to trade East Germany for Merseyside – but his club are playing hardball as they attempt to keep hold onto their midfield dynamo.


Keita played a big part in Leipzig’s success last season, scoring eight times and notching seven assists as Die Bullen challenged giants Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title.

The combative box-to-box midfielder has been compared to the likes of N’Golo Kante and Michael Essien, and will likely sure-up Liverpool’s midfield as they challenge on multiple fronts this season.

Will Keita be a success in the Premier League?

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Will Keita be a success in the Premier League?

What could Keita bring to your fantasy football team?

As one of the most exciting midfielders in the world right now, Keita’s imminent arrival to the Premier League is certainly great news for fans of Dream Team.

Keita’s mixture of skill, power and devastating pace could really add something to Liverpool’s midfield dynamic – while reeling in the points for your fantasy side.

Keita is reportedly ‘desperate’ to leave Leipzig for Liverpool this summer

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Keita is reportedly ‘desperate’ to leave Leipzig for Liverpool this summer

According to Dream Team’s ratings provider WhoScored, Keita was one of the highest rated players in Germany last season at 7.60.

In fact, he was fifth in the Bundesliga player rankings, with only Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben, Emil Forsberg and Robert Lewandowski faring better.

That’s also a higher rating than what Christian Eriksen, Kevin De Bruyne and Philippe Coutinho managed in the Premier League last season.

Two most wanted men in the Bundesliga?

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Two most wanted men in the Bundesliga?

Judging by the prices of Chelsea new boy Tiemoue Bakayoko (£3.0m), Man City’s Ilkay Gundogan (£3.5m) and Arsenal stalwart Aaron Ramsey (£4.0m), we estimate Keita will be priced in and around the same amount on Dream Team this season.

How does fantasy football work?

The setup for Dream Team is quite simple – as a manger you get a budget of £50m to spend on your team of 11 players.

Game Weeks will run from Friday to Thursday this season and you’ll be allowed to transfer out players who have already played in that Game Week.

What will Liverpool new boy Salah bring to Dream Team?

  • 15 goals and 11 assists in Serie A for Roma last season
  • Had a higher rating (7.48) than Paulo Dybala (7.46) in Italy last season
  • Quick, nippy winger with a point to prove after failed spell at Chelsea
  • Get him in your Dream Team now

Each manager gets a maximum of three transfers a month – so it’s important to pay attention to upcoming fixtures.

And if the incentive of beating your mates in our Mini-League system isn’t enough, there’s a whopping £750,000 prizepot at stake too.

Which fantasy football team names are the most popular?

Team names have become almost as important as picking winning sides in recent years, with the punnier the name the better.

So whether it’s Lallana in Pyjamas, Giroud Sandstorm or Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtel, take a look at our foolproof list to help you decide.

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