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Some Liverpool fans buzzing at reports of Ibrahima Konate signing

This summer will see plenty of chopping and changing at Liverpool. The Reds have had their squad thoroughly exposed by injuries this term and the boss will be keen to address the lack of squad depth which has been exposed. According to The Athletic, Liverpool are close to finalising a deal for Ibrahima Konate and fans are ecstatic.

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Who is Ibrahima Konate?

There are plenty of promising young centre backs in the world but Ibrahima Konate is up there with the most exciting.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has been a bit part player for RB Leipzig but he’s regarded as one of the hottest prospects around.

Playing second fiddle to the soon to depart Dayot Upamecano, the youngster has had his appearances limited but his limitless potential has given plenty of clubs cause to track his progress.

Liverpool close to signing Ibrahima Konate

The Reds are apparently already hard at work ahead of the summer window.

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According to The Athletic, Liverpool are close to finalising a deal for Ibrahima Konate.

Liverpool are reportedly set to activate his £34m release clause.

This would mean not having to negotiate with RB Leipzig and would cut out any potential competition with plenty of other top European sides having been linked with the centre back.

The Athletic refer to the deal as the first major summer transfer for the Premier League and note the importance of getting the business done before the European Championships.

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Plenty of Kopites are buzzing about the deal, some fans are excited that there’s any transfer news at all

He’s come in for lofty praise.

And he’s drawn comparisons to a current Reds star.

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