Following his summer departure from Liverpool, Naby Keita has finalized a three-year contract with Bundesliga team SV Werder Bremen.
Following the expiration of his contract with the Reds, Keita, who previously played for RB Leipzig, returned to Germany.
The 28-year-old made 129 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s team and netted 11 goals during that time.
Injury setbacks prevented the Guinean international from playing much in the league this year; nonetheless, teammates and supporters gave him an emotional send-off last month.
He assisted the Merseysiders in winning the UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Premier League, and Champions League while he was at Anfield.
I’m very eager for my new challenge here in Bremen, Keita said.
“I was impressed by what the club told me about this place’s setup and Werder’s playing style. The coach made me feel really good and demonstrated how I can support the team. “.
Prior to his transfer to Liverpool in 2018, Keita was one of Leipzig’s best players. In 81 games across all competitions, he scored 20 goals and contributed 11 assists.
According to Clemens Fritz, head of scouting and professional football at Werder Bremen, “a number of clubs are going to be interested when a player like Keita is available on a free transfer.”.
He had a setback with his injury at the beginning of the season, which prevented him from playing as frequently as he would have liked.
“We now want to help him perform at his peak. “.
James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Roberto Firmino have all left the team after their contracts expired, similar to Keita.