Liverpool have started their transfer activity by agreeing a deal to sign Ibrahim Konate from RB Leipzig. The U21 France international has agreed a long term contract with The Reds, which is subject to international clearance and work permit processes.
Having faced a defensive crisis last season, Liverpool had made centre-back signing a top priority after drafting Nat Phillips and Kabak in January. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Konate said “I’m really happy to be joining such a massive club like Liverpool.”
“It’s a really exciting moment for me and my family and I am really looking forward to meeting my new teammates, the staff and getting started on this new chapter.”
“Right now, my focus is on the U21 European Championships with France, but after this competition I know I will be joining one of the best teams in the world and that gives me a great feeling.”
“I have worked very hard for many years to get to this point, but I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at RB Leipzig and all the people I worked with there – the coaches, my teammates, the staff and especially the fans.”
“Your support helped me grow up during my time there and become not only a better player, but a better man and I will always be grateful for it.”
Having been with RB Leipzig for four seasons, Konate will move to Anfield after making 95 appearances for the club and scoring four goals.
Source: Liverpool FC