Liverpool have finalised contractual terms with Ibrahima Konate, who will join the club this summer as our major central defensive signing.
The Frenchman will sign from Rb Leipzig, once a few details have been ironed out with Rb Leipzig, his current parent club.
“The agreement with the player is done. They want to sign the player. It is just a case of the clubs negotiating,” transfer expert and journalist Fabrizio Romano told talkSPORT.
“The player wants to go. It is a five-year contract. In some weeks, it will be complete.”
It’s been a horrible season for Liverpool, and Chelsea and Manchester City making the Champions League Final just makes it even worse, but Konate’s arrival and the return of our currently injured centre-backs offers a light at the end of the tunnel.
The 21-year-old will compete with Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and possibly Ozan Kabak – if signed permanently – to start alongside Virgil van Dijk at the back.
That seems like a lot of options, but if this season proves anything, it’s that we need plenty!
Liverpool will also need to invest in a new centre-forward and a replacement for the departing Gini Wijnaldum.