Liverpool reported to have completed deal to sign RB Leipzig defender

Liverpool reported to have completed deal to sign RB Leipzig defender

Reports broke on Tuesday that Liverpool have completed a deal to sign RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konaté as The Reds get down to business.

Konaté, 22, is a right-sided French centre-half who joined the Bundesliga side for free as an 18-year-old back in 2017.

On Tuesday, journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that a deal had been agreed and a medical already completed by Konaté with Liverpool set to trigger the defender’s €35 million release clause ahead of a summer move.

Sadly, Romano also confirmed that Liverpool would not be exercising their option to purchase Ozan Kabak on a permanent deal. It seems Kabak has played his last game for The Reds.

Liverpool may well have quite a busy summer transfer window ahead of them. They have certainly wasted no time in getting off the mark with the signing of Konaté.

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