Liverpool FC has confirmed the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita next summer.

Keita will officially join Liverpool on July 1 2018. The fee will also surpass the £39.5m paid to Roma for Mohamed Salah this summer.

Speaking with newsmen, the Guinea international said: “I am delighted that an agreement has been reached and I will become part of a project that excites me greatly.

“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 had put their pursuit of the 22-year-old on hold in July, having had two bids rejected by the Bundesliga club.