Liverpool are going to have to be busy this summer. The Reds have had a torrid season with injuries derailing the side’s title defence. We need to bring in some strength in depth to mount a more serious challenge next term. According to David Ornstein, Liverpool potentially signing Ibrahima Konate for £34m is seen as a steal.
Who is Ibrahima Konate?
21-year-old French centre back Ibrahima Konate is contracted to RB Leipzig.
The youngster is seen as one of the brightest defensive prospects in the game.
Despite not being a regular starter at the Bundesliga club many believe him to be the superior talent to the mainstay Dayot Upamecano.
Capped at U21 level by France, he stands at 6ft 4in tall and is known for his blistering recovery pace.
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Liverpool signing Ibrahima Konate ‘a steal’
This summer the Reds will need to bring in some reinforcements.
The back four’s future is up in the air with the centre of the defence still being decided upon.
The Athletic this week reported that Liverpool are close to signing Ibrahima Konate for £34m.
The man who broke the story, David Ornstein, told the Red Agenda Podcast that the fee is seen by many as a steal:
“Konate is, according to many people we speak to in the game, is viewed as having the highest bar (out of Sven Botman, Dayot Upamecano, Ozan Kabak and Jules Kounde).
“If Liverpool manage to do this deal, more informed people than me say that he could be an absolute steal, even at £40m. If you think he could be a starting centre half for the next decade and beyond.”
What RTK has to say
This move gets more exciting by the day.
Whilst we haven’t had much concrete news in the days since the story broke, we expect some movement in the coming weeks.
Liverpool signing an exciting young talent like Ibrahima Konate is the lift us Kopites need as we head towards the end of a dreary season.