Liverpool's first signing is forthcoming, Reds salvage £10 million enhance on 2nd switch target
Liverpool are reportedly shut to polishing off their first signing of the summer season. Jurgen Klopp is prioritising his defence after seeing accidents to his defenders derail the Reds' title defence this previous season.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomes overlooked almost the total campaign, having picked up season ending accidents very early into the 2020-21 season. Klopp's makeshift aid line was unable to assist shield their Premier League crown, which was claimed by Pep Guardiola's Manchester Metropolis.
Klopp has made strengthening his defence a priority and in accordance with Italian switch knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano, the Anfield membership is shut to confirming a deal. Crimson Bull Leipzig necessary person Ibrahima Konate was steadily known because the absolute best candidate and is declared to possess agreed personal phrases on a contract till the summer season of 2026.
"Liverpool will total the signing of Ibrahima Konaté from RB Leipzig, confirmed. He'll be a part of LFC soon. Personal phrases agreed since April till June 2026," Romano wrote on Twitter.
The 22-yr-light made 14 appearances for Leipzig in the Bundesliga this season. The France U21 global played a key role in serving to the German team to 2nd tell in the league and to the final of the DFB Pokal Cup, which they lost in opposition to Borussia Dortmund.
Konate has been on the radar of tons of golf equipment alongside with Chelsea, however Liverpool are talked about to possess acquired the dawdle for his signature. The Merseyside membership are talked about to possess agreed to pay around £34 million for his providers and products forward of the summer season switch window.
Meanwhile, Klopp is moreover wanting for a change for midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who will leave Liverpool this summer season. The Dutch midfielder has been a key member of the Liverpool squad that acquired the Premier League and Champions League in fresh seasons.
Wijnaldum made up our minds in opposition to renewing his form out the Merseyside membership after having spent 5 winning seasons at Anfield. He is being touted to affix both Bayern Munich or Barcelona on a free switch this summer season.
Liverpool are talked about to possess known Brighton and Hove Albion's Mali global Yves Bissouma as one among the candidates that can fill Wijnaldum's boots. In step with the Times, Klopp has delved deep to worship the Malian midfielder – now not most piquant his performances on the pitch however moreover his behaviour off it – to peep if he matches the profile of gamers at Liverpool.
Moreover, Brighton are talked about to be animated to sanction the tear if animated golf equipment meet their £30 million valuation of the midfielder. In what shall be a enhance to Liverpool, the associated fee now quoted is £10 million lower than their outdated valuation.
On the opposite hand, the Reds is now not going to possess it easy as Arsenal are moreover talked about to be monitoring the tell. Mikel Arteta is animated to tag a long-timeframe associate for Thomas Partey. The Gunners possess a exiguous advantage in the dawdle for Bissouma, because the Mali global is declared to be shut pals with light Lille teammates Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Magalhaes, who for the time being ply their change on the Emirates Stadium.