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Lazio starlet Keita says he wants to play for United

Senegal forward has four Serie A goals this season and has his eyes on Old Trafford

MANCHESTER UNITED have been issued a ‘come and get me’ plea by Lazio starlet Keita. The exciting 21-year-old has only started nine Serie A games this season but he’s smashed home four goals for the Italian club. The Spain-born winger came through the ranks at Barcelona but was exiled from their academy in 2010 after hiding an ice cube in a team-mate’s bunk so the unsuspecting napper thought he’d wet the bed. The young playmaker has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place this season with older, more consistent players like Felipe Anderson and Antonio Candreva preferred to him.

And he has revealed, while is happy to bide his time at Lazio, he longs to turn out for a huge club like United. The Senegal international said: “We have many quality players in the team, above all in my position: from Candreva to Felipe Anderson. “That’s why I’m not always starting, but for the age I am I play enough. I must continue to develop and build more confidence.  
  “It’s true that I’ve had good offers from other clubs, but I’m focused on Lazio. I have a contract still until 2018 and for the moment I’m staying here. “My ambition is to get to play for one of the best teams in the world like Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United – that’s every young guy’s dream. “I’m calm - Lazio is a great team with a fantastic structure. Roma is a relaxed city, full of nice people.”