Suara.com – Liverpool continues to try to bring in new defenders to overcome the injury crisis. Newest, The Reds reportedly bringing in Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig soon.
The news that Liverpool are interested in Ibrahima Konate has surfaced this week. Newspaper The Athletic reported that the two parties had agreed on the salary and duration of the contract.
In fact, Konate is now claimed to have undergone a medical test at Liverpool. The 21-year-old defender then started in uniform The Reds next season.
Even though they had reached an agreement verbally, Liverpool could not bring in Ibrahima Konate for free. They have to make up for the defender’s release clause from RB Leipzig which reached 40 million euros (equivalent to Rp.682.9 billion).
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Liverpool’s interest cannot be separated from Ibrahima Konate’s neat appearance with Rb Leipzig in the last few seasons. He was able to become a solid doorstop with the Dayot Upamecano duet.
However, Ibrahima Konate has experienced a decline in performance in the German League this season. The French defender has played only nine times with an ankle injury since last January.
If it is true that Liverpool have signed Ibrahima Konate, then the defender’s stock will be abundant. The Reds previously had Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Ben Davies, Nathaniel Phillips, and Rhys Williams.
In addition, Liverpool also still have Ozan Kabak on loan from Schalke 04 until the end of this season. It is not yet known whether the Turkish defender will be bought permanently or returned to his club.
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