It is no secret that Liverpool have been searching in the market for a new centre-back ahead of the upcoming summer window. The Reds have been on the wrong end of an injury crisis for the majority of the season which saw Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez suffer from season ending injuries. This forced Jurgen Klopp to play Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, who has recently been ruled out for the remainder of the season, as central defenders instead of their preferred midfield roles.
Liverpool Agree To Personal Terms With Ibrahima Konate
However, it seems that defensive reinforcements could be on the way this summer. Transfer insider and Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Liverpool have agreed to personal terms with Ibrahima Konate. The RB Leipzig defender has reached a total agreement with the Merseyside club and will join Liverpool on a deal that will keep him with The Reds until June 2026.
Unfortunately, Romano also said that the deal is not yet complete as Liverpool still are negotiating the price for Konate. What should be good news for Liverpool fans is that James Pearce believes that Liverpool will trigger Ibrahima Konate's release clause after the Premier League season ends.
When speaking on The Red Agenda podcast Pearce said, "We expect Ibrahima Konate to come in."
The highly respected journalist went on to acknowledge that the two clubs, RB Leipzig and Liverpool, have held talks.
"We know discussions have gone on with the players representatives, but as of yet Liverpool haven't triggered his release clause."
However, Pearce did say that he would not expect it to happen in the near future, but that it should happen after the end of the season.
"I wouldn't expect that to happen until the end of the season."