RB Leipzig centre-half Ibrahima Konate has allegedly passed several medical examinations ahead of a proposed move to Premier League side Liverpool this coming summer transfer window.
The reigning Premier League champions are believed to be willing to trigger Konate’s £34million buyout clause and talks with the defender are at an advanced stage, and brand new online casinos are banking their cash on a deal to happen.
If the transfer is eventually agreed, the Frenchman will touch down at Anfield stadium to provide German tactician Jurgen Klopp with much-required reinforcement at centre-half.
The Reds went into the current league season with three top-class options in the same role–Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, and Joel Matip – and each sustained injury that ruled them out of the current campaign.
As a result, the centre-half position is a major priority for recruitment in the summer and the deal for the Frenchman is edging closer to be closed.
Konate, 21, has already had a couple of medical tests in the French Capital City of Paris ahead of his proposed transfer to the Premier League club, as per reports French publication RMC Sport.
The academy graduate of French side Sochaux has only over two years left on his existing contract at the Bundesliga side and is presently at the U-21 European Championship with France.
It has also been reported that reliable centre-back is the subject of interest from a couple of teams and his agents are extremely ‘cautious’ about the progress made by Liverpool, but they are also certain the Frenchman could take the ‘next step’ of his playing career at Liverpool.
The question of if the £34million transfer fee is a fair price for the youngster is another discussion on its own. With the state of the current transfer market, a player of his caliber and age will go for nothing less than £70million.
The news of the defender passing some of his medical tests will come as a huge relief to Liverpool Faithfull’s worried over the injury record of the youngster.
The defender has battled with a muscle problem in recent campaigns and those, coupled with an ankle issue, have restricted him to just nine starts this current season, and jeux de casino en argent reel are backing the player for a return to his form this season.
Meanwhile, his present club, RB Leipzig have not lost hope in their bid to keep the extremely talented and promising centre-half and sporting director of the German club Markus Krosche insisted earlier in the week that Liverpool is “not an option” for the defender.
Krosche said: “He has a long contract with us and he knows what we mean to him and what he means to us.
“He was unlucky last year as he had a long injury but this year he is in a good way and he is an extremely important player that has a lot of potentials.
“We want to help him to further develop, and we play internationally, have a very good team, so I don’t see a reason for him to leave us.”
Konateis expected to come in and bolster Liverpool’s options at the back, which has been stretched a couple of times this season with senior centre-halfs both suffering long-term injuries.
Konate was part of Leipzig’s team to face the Reds in this season’s UEFA Champions League but didn’t play a part in either leg as he was recuperating from his latest injury setback.
The centre-back made his professional debut for Sochaux in a 1–0loss to AJ Auxerre in 2017, at the age of 17.