Liverpool set to complete Ibrahima Konate transfer, the reds could soon confirm
Konaté transfer as report claims medical already completed.
Konate, 22 has agreed a five-year contract ahead of a £35m transfer from RB
Leipzig. He is due to feature for France in the U21 European Championship knock-out
stages from next week, so it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will complete the deal
before or after he returns from the tournament.
Either way, it looks like only a matter of time until Konate is officially confirmed as a
Liverpool player now.
Jürgen Klopp’s side finished the season strongly with a makeshift defensive
partnership of Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams helping propel Liverpool towards
Champions League qualifications.
Hopes of defending their Premier League title, however, were undermined by an almost
unprecedented spate of defensive injuries which saw Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe
Gomez ruled out for the majority of a testing campaign.
Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies were signed in January, but the former has already been
told his loan move from Schalke will not culminate in the offer of a permanent deal,
while the latter is yet to make his Liverpool debut following his transfer from Preston.
Despite the progress of Williams and Phillips, Liverpool and Klopp have been keen
to guard against the possibility of being left short in defence again, and have opted
to invest significantly in the 22-year-old Konate.