Liverpool just ‘weeks away from completing Ibrahima Konate transfer’ as RB Leipzig defender ‘approves personal terms’ over five-year deal with Premier League giants
- RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has agreed personal terms with Liverpool
- The player’s deal is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks
- The two clubs are in advanced negotiations over its £ 34 million buyout clause
RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has reportedly agreed personal terms with Liverpool.
Confirmation of the deal – whereby France’s U21 would tie its future to Anfield for five years – is expected to come in the coming ‘weeks’.
The two clubs are believed to be in advanced negotiations over the £ 34 million buyout clause in his current contract.
RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate (above) has agreed personal terms with Liverpool
Once the two European giants have agreed on an appropriate compensation for the defender, the deal is done.
Reported journalist Fabrizio Romano talkSPORT: ‘It’s really close. it is only a matter of time.
‘The agreement with the player is over. They want to draw the player. It’s just a matter of the clubs negotiating.
The player wants to go. It’s a five-year contract. It will be ready in a few weeks. ‘
A deal with the (top) side of Jurgen Klopp is expected to come in the coming weeks
The 21-year-old (right) is touted as one of the best young center halves in Europe
Sportsmail reported Liverpool’s interest in Konate in January as the Premier League champions tried to resolve their injury crisis.
However, Konate himself suffered an ankle injury, which left the club concerned about his condition.
Konate’s price tag has also been a stumbling block for the Premier League giants, but those issues now appear to have been resolved.
The 21-year-old has been hailed as one of the best young center halves in Europe – having appeared for Leipzig 94 times since coming over from Sochaux in 2017.
He would be a valuable addition to Klopp’s roster, but the German manager will have to fend off Chelsea’s reported interest.