Liverpool edging closer to securing deal for international star, transfer has been ‘agreed’

MatipLiverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are pleasantly surprised to see how busy their manager is this month, with reports filtering in of a third signing for Jurgen Klopp as our punters gather for this evening’s football.

The Mirror states that Liverpool have reached a deal in principle to sign Schalke defender Joel Matip, with the Cameroonian set to move to the Premier League on a free transfer at the end of the season.

24-year-old Matip has spent 16 years in German football but is now seeking a new challenge, with Klopp moving swiftly to land the defender that he has had his eyes on ever since his days managing at Borussia Dortmund.

Schalke wanted the 27-cap Cameroonian ace to pen a new deal but he was reluctant to do so and with his deal coming to a close, he is free to discuss a pre-contractual agreement with clubs outside of Germany this month.

Our punters are disappointed this isn’t an immediate signing, with Liverpool’s defence currently plagued with injury problems.

Liverpool fans, how big a signing is this? Let us know in the comments below!

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