Liverpool FC is apparently facing a commitment from Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig. That reports The Athletic and assumes that the transfer is nearing completion.
As the journalist David Ornstein reports, the negotiations between the French (21) and the Reds are said to be well advanced. However, he also admits that there are probably other interested parties for the central defender.
However, since Leipzig is not open to negotiations about a change, the player’s release clause, which is said to amount to an amount of 40 million euros, would have to serve.
Accordingly, negotiations with the club itself would not be necessary, although according to Ornstein, RB knew about Liverpool’s interests.
Konate came to Leipzig from Sochaux in June 2017 and signed a five-year contract until the summer of 2022. Due to injuries, Konate has played less than 100 competitive games so far, but is considered a great talent and would be a candidate for the successor to Dayot Upamecano, who in the summer moves to FC Bayern this year.