The German club’s central defender, RB Leibzig, Ibrahima Konaté, is expected to join the Liverpool Reds from the 2021/2022 season. Although at first the player denied the rumors about his departure to the English club, it now seems that the leaders of Liverpool approached those of Leibzig and a deal was apparently reached. According to information relayed by the British media Guardian, the Franco-Malian has signed a 5-year contract with Jorguën Klopp’s team. The amount of the transfer is 35 million euros, the value of the release clause of the young player of 21 years.
Franco-Malian defenseman Ibrahima Konaté is expected to play with the Liverpool Reds. The club now wants to remedy its defensive problems since the injuries of Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk, Englishman Joe Gomez and Cameroonian Joël Matip. The Reds’ leaders are heading into next season and expect to expand their ranks with the arrival of new players especially in central defense. They recruited the central defender of Leibzig, the French Ibrahima Konaté. Even if the information is not yet official, the 21-year-old Frenchman is well suited to put on the Liverpool jersey from the 2021/2022 season.
The coach of the Reds, Jorguën Klopp, is seduced by the style of the day. Next season, He could line up next to Van Dijk, injured since the start of the 2020/2021 season. The German defender, Kabak, who arrived at the Reds in January 2021 from Shalk 04, could return to Germany with the arrival of the Frenchman.
Ibrahima Konaté has played 18 games with Leipzig this season with 11 starts and 1 goal scored. He also played with the France Espoir national team and has played 12 games since 2019.