Liverpool expected to seal Ibrahima Konate transfer

Ibrahima Konate has recently linked with a move to Liverpool.

Bild journalist Christian Falk believes that the deal is in the pipeline, and the player’s agent is currently working hard to finalise the transfer.

The RB Leipzig star is one of the most exciting young defenders around Europe right now, and he could fix a major problem in Jurgen Klopp’s squad next season.

The Reds have been quite vulnerable defensively because of injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

Klopp has had to field midfielders as makeshift centre-halves, and the 21-year-old’s potential arrival would give him more options to work with.

Liverpool signed Ozan Kabak on loan from Schalke during the January transfer window, and they have an option to make the move permanent this summer.

Ideally, the Reds should look to sign two defenders because Gomez and Matip are unreliable in terms of fitness.

Konate has the potential to develop into a world-class player in future and could be the ideal partner for van Dijk.

A move to the Premier League would be the ideal step in Konate’s career this summer.

He has already proven himself in the Bundesliga and could be eager to make his mark in English football.

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