Liverpool signal Konate
Liverpool have, on Friday afternoon, confirmed the signing of Ibrahima Konate. The deal is believed to be setting Liverpool again £36m.
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The Frenchman had beforehand been plying his commerce with RB Leipzig within the German top-flight the place he had fashioned a stable partnership with now Bayern Munich star, Dayot Upamecano.
At 6ft 4, Konate is a quick, highly effective central defender who’s nice together with his ft and will show a stable companion for Virgil van Dijk when he returns to full health.
What Klopp & Konate mentioned concerning the transfer
On signing for Liverpool Konate had this to say:
“I’m actually glad to be becoming a member of such a large membership like Liverpool.
“It’s a extremely thrilling second for me and my household and I’m actually trying ahead to assembly my new teammates, the employees and getting began on this new chapter.
“Proper now, my focus is on the U21 European Championships with France, however after this competitors I do know I can be becoming a member of the most effective groups on the earth and that offers me an incredible feeling.
“I’ve labored very exhausting for a few years to get thus far, however I wish to say an enormous thanks to everybody at RB Leipzig and all of the individuals I labored with there – the coaches, my teammates, the employees and particularly the followers.
“Your assist helped me develop up throughout my time there and develop into not solely a greater participant, however a greater man and I’ll all the time be thankful for it.”
In the meantime, Jurgen Klopp had this to say after Liverpool landed Konate:
“I’m actually happy we’ve been in a position so as to add a participant of Ibrahima’s high quality to our squad and he’s somebody I’ve admired for a very long time, ever since I first turned conscious of his potential when he was at Sochaux,” Klopp informed Liverpoolfc.com.
“After the issues we had with accidents within the centre-half place final season, there’s little question it was clear it was an space of the group we would have liked to strengthen – however I first need to say that the job Nat, Rhys and Ozan did was unbelievable. Unbelievable actually.
“In Ibrahima we’re signing a participant who will add to the standard we have already got right here. His bodily attributes are very spectacular; he’s fast, he’s very robust and he’s dominant within the air.
“He involves us after enjoying greater than 90 instances for Leipzig within the Bundesliga and European soccer. I’m positive that quantity would have been extra however for some damage, besides meaning he already has expertise of what it takes to compete in two outstandingly troublesome competitions.
“He additionally performed for a group within the Champions League in high-pressure matches, who’ve the same soccer imaginative and prescient to ourselves.
“I’m assured we’re signing a participant who can play for us instantly, however he’s a boy of twenty-two years of age who has room to enhance due to his huge potential. I do know that’s one thing he’s desirous to work on with us to develop into an excellent higher participant.
“For me, that’s actually thrilling as a result of I’ve seen how good he’s already and I’m trying ahead to working with him when he joins up with us in pre-season.”
Kabak not staying at Liverpool
Elsewhere on the Liverpool entrance, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Ozan Kabak will return to Schalke with the Reds opting towards making his transfer everlasting:
Official. Ibrahima Konaté joins Liverpool on a everlasting deal from RB Leipzig. Right here we go since April – now confirmed. ?? #LFC
Liverpool have additionally determined that Ozan Kabak will come again to Schalke – possibility to purchase will NOT be triggered. https://t.co/j4codIsBnD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 28, 2021
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