Liverpool on the verge of signing €35m-rated Bundesliga defender

The Merseyside giants are on the cusp of officially announcing the capture of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig. The deal for the 21-year-old centre-back is worth £32m, with the transfer set to be formally announced next month.

Ibrahima is widely regarded as one of the most talented young centre-backs plying their trades in the Bundesliga at the moment. Along with compatriot and RB Leipzig teammate Dayot Upamecano, Konate is also a part of the constantly growing French contingent of prospects in European football at the moment.

While injuries have restricted the Frenchman to only 92 games in four campaigns with Bundesliga giants, he is still rated tremendously highly; so much so, that Konate has been heavily linked with several top clubs across Europe for some time now. However, it is Reds who have been leading the race to sign him for the better part of April.

News of the Reds interest in Ibrahima first broke at the end of last month and it has since been reported that they had even moved quickly to reach a verbal agreement with Ibrahima. While there had been suggestions that Liverpool were facing competition from other teams, it never seemed like they were losing out on the 21-year-old defender.

Recent developments pointed towards the Reds tabling a five-year deal for Ibrahima Konate, and it now looks like they are set to snap him up in a £32m deal. In fact, as per the claims by Leah Smith, the transfer is a done deal, with Liverpool ready to make the announcement in the coming month.