Keita claims Liverpool snub

Seydou Keita has revealed that he was in 'advanced' talks with Liverpool before agreeing to join Valencia instead.

Last Updated: 04/02/14 at 12:38 Post Comment

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The former Barcelona midfielder was lined up to provide cover for the injured Lucas after leaving Chinese club Dalian Aerbin.

But Keita decided that mid-table Spanish side Valencia were a more attractive option.

"When we received the call from Valencia, talks with Liverpool were at a very advanced stage," Keita said.

"But then I told my agent we were going to Valencia. I did not doubt for a second.

"When I came to play at Mestalla with Sevilla or Barcelona I suffered a lot to win, because this is a really big club, with fantastic fans. That is why I opted to come here."

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