Liverpool ‘in process of wrapping up £33m deal for RB Leipzig’s talented centre back Ibrahima Konate’ as Jurgen Klopp bids to bolster defence after injury crisis this season
Liverpool are on the brink of finalising a deal for RB Leipzig’s talented French centre back Ibrahima Konate, according to reports.
Jurgen Klopp has been dealing with an injury crisis all season, with injuries to both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, but the Reds are making sure they have the strength-in-depth to cope in the future.
And according to The Athletic, Liverpool have moved to boost their squad by bringing in Konate in the summer transfer window.
French defender Ibrahima Konate is close to sealing a move to Liverpool from RB Leipzig
A move to bring the French youngster to Anfield is believed to be at an advanced stage, and Konate could leave for Merseyside at the soonest opportunity – which would prove invaluable given the Euros is on the horizon this summer.
With Leipzig not in a position of having to sell, any buyer will reportedly have to pay Konate’s release clause of £31million (€40m), rather than trying to negotiate a lower asking price.
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