RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate is said to have done an initial medical test with Premier League giants Liverpool.
Konate has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield and RMC reports that 21-year-old French youth international did his medical in Paris ahead of a possible summer move. The reports claim that the player’s entourage is keen to make clear to the outlet that Konaté still has a number of options on the table.
The player is under contract with the Bundesliga side until 2023 and despite the latest reports, the club’s Sporting Director Markus Krosche denied the possibility of an eventual departure earlier on.
“I do not think that this is an option for Ibu. He has a long contract with us, he knows what he means to us and what we mean to him. He was unlucky last season with a long injury, but this year, he is developing well and is an extremely important player with a lot of potentials. We want to help him to develop further and we have a very good team, so I don’t see a reason why he would leave us,” he said.
Liverpool are interested in Ibrahima Konaté, as @David_Ornstein reported today. He’s one of the targets in Liverpool centre backs list, but it’s not done/signed yet.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 29, 2021
RB Leipzig want full €40m release clause to sell him. Talks ongoing on personal terms [until June 2026]. 🔴 #LFC