By Will Butcher

Tottenham could be buoyed in their reported attempts to sign RedBull Leipzig Naby Keita after the midfielder refused to rule out a move.

The Mirror claimed last month that Mauricio Pochettino believes Guinea international Keita would strengthen the Spurs midfield if signed in the summer transfer window.

Now, their attempts to sign Keita could be boosted, after the 22-year-old revealed that there could be a time in the future for him to leave the ambitious German side.

“I’m very comfortable at Leipzig,” Keita told German newspaper Bild, as quoted by the Mirror.

“There are still three games to go, that’s what I’m concentrating on. My agent takes care of everything else. When it’s time, I’ll discuss it with him and my family.”

Keita has starred for RB Leipzig this season as they sit second in the Bundesliga despite only gaining promotion to Germany’s top flight last season.

Making 30 appearances in all competitions for Leipzig, Keita has scored eight times against the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen and Mainz, as well as providing eight assists.

However, Keita has more than three years remaining on his current deal, after only joining Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side last summer from Austrian outfit RedBull Salzburg, and won’t come cheap.

Football Insider verdict:

Keita would be a top signing for any club. His ever-lasting stamina, and his sublime performances in both defence and attack in the middle of the park could offer Spurs a different dimension with Moussa Dembele, Harry Winks, Eric Dier, and Victor Wanyama not particularly known for their goalscoring prowess. Signing Keita, who is still right at the start of his professional career, would be a real coup for the north London giants and could be the difference between being also-rans and champions next season.

In other Tottenham news, Mark Halsey believes both Spurs and West Ham should have been reduced to 10 men on Friday night.

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