Liverpool’s signing for Leipzig’s central defender Ibrahima Konate looks closer after Bundesliga journalist Christian Falk said his agent is now in the process of finalizing his summer move to Anfield.
Speaking to Bild, according to Anfield Watch, Falk claims that the agent of the Frenchman is working on a deal with which Conate will become a Liverpool player before next season.
It is widely reported that Liverpool will sign the young central defender this summer with Fabrizio Romano confirming recently on Twitter and after this latest update from Falk, it seems that Reds fans may start to get excited about his recent arrival.
The 21-year-old has been used sparingly by Julian Nagelsmann this season, making just seven Bundesliga starts, averaging less than an impressive 6.56.
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However, he was a regular in the 2018/19 Bundesliga season, making 28 appearances and an average impressive rating of 7.19 for his performances, which suggests that he certainly has the ability to have a positive impact on Anfield next season.
It is also reported that those familiar with RB Leipzig believe that Konate has a higher ceiling than his teammate Dayot Upamecano, who will join Bayern Munich this summer, which suggests that Liverpool may soon have a very good player for the future.
The £ 31.5 million valued center-back has made 94 appearances for Die Roten Bullen since joining in 2017, in which he contributed four goals and one assist, while having extensive experience in the Champions League, which is impressive for some. who will turn 22 later this month.
Given Liverpool’s defensive problems following long-term injuries to Virgil van Dyke, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip this season, it seemed clear they would add a central defender to their ranks this summer and Konate certainly has the potential to become a world-class player. Klopp’s command over the next few seasons, which marked him as a great signature before the summer.
Klopp has taken the games of Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip to new levels and he will hopefully do the same with Konate.
We hope that after Falk’s last request, the final details of the transfer will be sorted out, so that then Liverpool can confirm their first big signature before next season.
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