Liverpool will sign RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate in the summer transfer window, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
If there is one area of the pitch the Reds must strengthen in this summer, it is the centre of defence. Jurgen Klopp has endured a desperate time of things in that area this season, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all sidelined for many months.
Konate appears to be the front-runner to come in at the end of the season, with reports continually linking the RB Leipzig man with a move to Anfield.
Romano talks up Liverpool’s move for Konate
Someone who has been vocal about the possibility of the 21-year-old heading to Merseyside is Romano, and taking to Twitter on Sunday, he delivered another forceful verdict on the transfer, saying:
“Said here we go days ago… he’s going to Liverpool!”
Transfer Tavern take
It does seem increasingly likely that Konate will be a Liverpool player next season, with the youngster a centre-back of huge potential. It has even been claimed recently that he could end up becoming the best in the world in that position one day, highlighting why the Reds are eyeing him up.
Injuries are the one concern with Konate, however, considering he has already had a string of fitness issues, but the hope is that those will ease with age.
In other news, some Liverpool fans are excited after more talk surrounding the Reds’ interest in one player emerged. Read more here.
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