Liverpool goal Konate namechecked by his agent who is ‘ready for very huge provides’
The agent of Ibrahima Konate, who is being intently linked with Liverpool, is ready for “three or four” of his gamers to be anxious about huge provides this summer.
Since it used to be reported on Monday that Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Konate from RB Leipzig, there has already been a assortment of twists within the story. The claims in finding been conflicted by the Bundesliga membership’s sporting director, who says the Reds are no longer an choice for the defender. But experiences in France suppose he has already performed share of his clinical earlier than a summer gallop to Anfield.
The contradictory tales in finding left many puzzled over the present attach of the deal. On the opposite hand, the Reds are decided to salvage it over the road as they look to bolster their defensive alternate solutions for 2021/22 and beyond.
And comments from Konate’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, imprint that a transfer would perchance well certainly be on the cards. When discussing his expectations for the following window, Konate used to be one in all the gamers talked about by Barnett.
“It will likely be more difficult (because of the the pandemic),” he told The Athletic (by the Day-to-day Necessary particular person).
“I’m ready for three or four very huge provides of my have that will fracture barely about a records. Confidently, they’ll arrangement about.
“For the smaller clubs, I deem there gained’t be as many transfers. We in finding some very correct gamers.
“We in finding likely the only young participant within the realm in (Eduardo) Camavinga. We’ve obtained Grealish. We’ve obtained Konate at Leipzig. But then I’ve obtained over 100 gamers.”
Konate has a £35.4m exit clause in his contract. That manner the Reds would perchance well have the capability to circumvent negotiations with Leipzig ought to they meet it. If they salvage so, it would perchance well be the second absolute top amount they in finding paid for a defender, overwhelmed only by the £75million spent on Virgil van Dijk.
Krosche explains Leipzig Konate stance
Despite the indisputable truth that they'd well also fair no longer have the capability to cease Konate leaving, Leipzig’s sporting director Markus Krosche believes he'll want to cease in Germany anyway.
Krosche moved rapidly to disclaim experiences, originating from David Ornstein, that Konate would perchance well switch to the Merseysiders.
“I deem that this isn't very any longer an choice for Ibu,” Krosche acknowledged.
“He has a lengthy contract with us and he is aware of what we mean to him and what he manner to us.
“He used to be heart-broken remaining yr as he had a lengthy-term harm however this yr he is creating successfully. He’s an awfully most well-known participant that has barely about a doable.
“We want to support him to fabricate additional, and we play in Europe and discover a basically correct team. I don’t glance a clarification for him to poke away us.”
Konate has played 15 membership games in all competitions this season, scoring as soon as. He has furthermore featured four times for France under-21s, including 90 minutes in a 2-0 bewitch over Russia on Sunday.
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