Liverpool are closing in on signing Ibrahima Konate by activating his £35million launch clause.
And newest reviews declare the RB Leipzig defender has already handed his medical at Anfield and agreed a five-year contract with the Premier League membership.
talkSPORT introduced you the information earlier this week that the Reds had determined to set off the centre-back’s launch clause, to signal one in every of Europe’s brightest younger skills for £35m.
Konate is thought to be one in every of Europe’s most promising defenders having impressed in Germany over the previous 4 years and the Premier League aspect pays all the charge up entrance.
ESPN author and common talkSPORT visitor Julien Laurens now claims the France Underneath-21 worldwide has already accomplished his medical forward of a transfer to Merseyside.
He has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal and can full the transfer when he returns from the U21 European Championship this summer season.
Konate, 22, will increase Jurgen Klopp’s depleted defence with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip nonetheless sidelined with harm.
On Tuesday, talkSPORT’s Jim White revealed Liverpool had been closing in on Konate.
He stated: “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 way of 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 may 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 very 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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