While transfer rumours are always exciting, they have taken a back seat to the Super League's formation and subsequent suspension. The Reds were one of the Founding Clubs of the breakaway league, but have since removed themselves from it. With that in the rearview mirror, transfer reports are well and truly back.
Today, reports claim that Liverpool FC's transfer for Ibrahima Konate is finished. Leah Smith of Stretty News has claimed that the transfer will is done and that the Red Bull Leipzig man will join Liverpool on May 1.
The report also says that Liverpool have paid a fee of £32 million to the Bundesliga club for Konate's services. Previously, it was reported that Ibrahima Konate had agreed to personal terms with the Merseyside club ahead of a summer move.
It has been claimed that he will earn £85,000 per week, which would have him earn £15,000 per week less than current Liverpool defender Joel Matip.
The journalist who is reporting this news was correct on a lot of news coming out of the European Super League before news broke, but we still advise to take this information with a grain of salt.
The French international is strong in the air and would be a welcomed addition to the Liverpool side and would provide Virgil van Dijk, who Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp miss dearly, with a capable partner.
While many have been worried about Konate's injury record, Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein has put an end to those worries.
"In reality, he’s suffered one serious injury: to his hip flexor muscle. It needed surgery in France last summer after a recurrence and is the main reason his game time has been limited, and the hype turned down a lot."
"Previous and subsequent complaints have been very minor, though. Rangnick, for one, is certain that he is destined for great things."
While this is a positive report, LFC Transfer Room does advise you to see this as nothing more than a report and not a confirmation that he is set to join Liverpool. When the official transfer is out, we will make it very clear that he is joining the Reds.