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Konate Liverpool set to sign Ibrahima Konaté for £305m from RB Leipzig


Konate Konate RB from sign for Konaté Liverpool Ibrahima £30.5m to Leipzig set

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100

Liverpool are set to sign Ibrahima Konaté, having fought off competition from several other Premier League clubs to agree a five-year deal with the defender

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Last modified on Fri 23 Apr 2021 19.08 EDT

Liverpool are set to sign the French central defender Ibrahima Konaté from RB Leipzig, having fought off competition from several other Premier League clubs to agree a five-year deal with the 21-year-old.

Jürgen Klopp has followed the former Sochaux player for some time now and Liverpool are ready to pay defender’s release clause of €35m (£30.5m). Liverpool have had injury problems at centre-back throughout their Premier League title defence with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joël Matip all being ruled out for the rest of the season.

The injuries meant that Liverpool signed Ozan Kabak on loan from Schalke and Ben Davies for £1.6m from Preston North End in January. The club still have the option of signing Kabak on a permanent transfer for £18m in the summer and the Turkish defender has impressed after a difficult start, forming a solid defensive partnership with Nathaniel Phillips in recent weeks.

Liverpool have a good relationship with RB Leipzig, having signed Naby Keita for £52.7m in 2018. Konaté has made 64 Bundesliga appearances for RB Leipzig since joining in 2017. Chelsea were one of the clubs interested in signing the player this summer but never got as far as making an official offer.

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Sat, 24 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100

RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konaté is on the verge of a move to Liverpool, according to Fabrizio Romano

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As per the reputable Italian journalist, the centre-back 

By Rune Gjerulff

Ibrahima Konaté appears to be edging closer to a switch to Liverpool.

RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konaté is on the verge of a move to Liverpool, according to Fabrizio Romano. As per the reputable Italian journalist, the centre-back has agreed personal terms on a five year-deal with the Premier League giants, who are set to activate his release clause, reported to be around €35 million, in the next days. Konaté, who is still under contract with RB Leipzig until 2023, has been linked with Liverpool for a while. He commented on the speculation earlier this month, telling Bild: “There are a lot of rumors in football, and many believe them immediately. But neither me nor my representatives have received a call from Liverpool. “In addition, I still have big goals with RB Leipzig. These include doing as well as possible in the Bundesliga, to reach the cup final and the European Under-21 Championship with France. “I have a contract until 2023, and contracts are there to be fulfilled.” The 21-year-old Frenchman has made 18 appearances for ‘Die Roten Bullen’ this season, scoring once.

– April 24, 2021
Konate Liverpool set to sign Ibrahima Konaté for £305m from RB Leipzig