Liverpool are on the cusp of signing 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for £32 million. Fabrizio Romano reported that the Lepizig star has agreed personal terms with the Reds and a deal is likely to be finalized in the coming days
Konate is widely regarded as one of the most promising young defenders plying their trades in the Bundesliga at the moment. Along with compatriot and RB Leipzig teammate Dayot Upamecano, the 21-year-old is also a part of the constantly growing French contingent of prospects in European football at the moment.
Ibrahima Konaté to Liverpool, here we go soon! The deal is set to be completed, personal terms agreed on a five-years contract.
Liverpool will pay the release clause to RB Leipzig in the next days [around €35m] in order to finalize the signing of Konaté. 🔴 #LFC https://t.co/N4OWqqXiGu
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 23, 2021
While injuries have restricted the youngster to just 92 appearances in four seasons with Leipzig, he is still rated tremendously highly; so much so, that Konate has been heavily linked with a number of top clubs across Europe for some time now including rivals. However, it is Liverpool who have been leading the race to sign him for the better part of April.
It’s been a nightmare season of injuries in that area of the pitch for Liverpool, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all missing much of the campaign through injuries. Konate should be a very useful addition to the squad and Liverpool fans will be delighted if they can land such a promising player for as little as £32 million.
Recent developments pointed towards Liverpool tabling a five-year deal for Konate, and it now looks like they are set to snap him up in a £32 million deal. In fact, according to Fabrizio Romano it seems like a done deal and an announcement is imminent.
Personal terms of the deal have been agreed on a five-year contract. The 21-year-old surely has a big future in the game and also looks ideally suited for the rigours of Premier League football.