The Liverpool has struck the first big blow in this summer market and has secured Ibrahima Konaté, as the rumors pointed, for which he would have paid 42 million euros, thus making use of its termination clause, as explained from England.
The central defender, only 22 years old, assured that “I am very happy to join a club as big as Liverpool. It is a really exciting time for me and my family. I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates, staff and starting this new chapter. ”
Konaté, who received the international permit and passed the medical examination, will compete for the position with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gómez and Joel Matip. “I have worked very hard for many years to get to this point. I would like to thank everyone at Leipzig and everyone I work with there. Their support helped me grow during my stay and become a better player and man. ”
Regarding the signing of Konaté, Jurgen Klopp He was delighted with his arrival, saying that “I am very happy to have been able to add a player of the quality of Ibrahima to our team. He is someone I have admired for a long time, I realized his potential at Sochaux ”.