Liverpool are closing in on signing Ibrahima Konate by activating his £35million launch clause.
The RB Leipzig defender is thought to be one in all Europe’s most promising defenders having impressed in Germany over the previous 4 years and the Premier League aspect pays the payment up entrance.
Konate, 22, will increase Jurgen Klopp’s depleted defence with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip nonetheless sidelined with damage this season.
On Tuesday, talkSPORT’s Jim White revealed Liverpool have been closing in on Konate.
He mentioned: “Ibrahima Konate, the centre-back at RB Leipzig, is getting very shut now.
“Phrases have been agreed, Liverpool are set to pay the discharge clause.
“We are going to look ahead to that identify coming by the door at Anfield very eventually.”
With Konate’s anticipated arrival at Anfield, Liverpool chiefs have reportedly determined in opposition to turning Ozan Kabak’s mortgage right into a everlasting £18m switch.
The Turkey defender made 14 appearances for the Reds after arriving on mortgage from Schalke within the January switch window.
It means Klopp might have Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip to select from in the course of the 2021/22 season.
The futures of Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips, two defenders who performed important roles within the Reds’ run-in to safe Champions League soccer this season, stay unsure.
Konate’s impending exit from RB Leipzig is one other blow for the German membership, who’ve already misplaced Dayot Upamecano to Bayern Munich.
Upamecano will be a part of the Bundesliga champions on July 1 after they met his £37m buyout clause.
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