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Ibrahima Konate denied rumors about the Liverpool transfer

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17 Apr 2021
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Ibrahima Konate

Ibrahima Konate insists that he had no contact with Liverpool and intends to see out his contract at RB Leipzig.


Ibrahima Konate says football is often rumored

France Under-21 international were heavily linked to the move to last month in terms of reports, the Premier League side was poised to activate a €40 million waiver clause in a defender’s contract. However, Ibrahima says that neither he nor his agent have spoken to the Merseyside club and that he still has ambitions to fulfill in Germany.

Ibrahima Konate, speaking about his future, said that he had a contract until 2023. And the contracts there must be fulfilled. In a link with Liverpool, he added that there are often rumors in football and many people believe them right away. He also said that neither he nor his agents were called from Liverpool. He also has big goals with RB Leipzig. They are currently pursuing the best possible finish in the Bundesliga, reaching the cup final and the U21 European Championship with France. Ibrahima also dismissed speculation that he was the natural successor to team-mate Dayot Upamecano, who will join Bayern Munich at the end of the season.


Liverpool was involved in Konate’s case

Liverpool has been involved with a lot of center spins since being injured by Virgil van Dijk’s at the end of the season against Everton in October, with Fabinho, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip also enduring extended periods on the sidelines. The January visits of Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak were seen as short-term rather than long-term solutions. Whether Ibrahima is the man to solve their defensive problem is unclear. The 21-year-old is tied to the side of the Bundesliga until the summer of 2023, so there is no rush to sell the club. The upcoming sale of Upamecano to Bayern also means that there will be no financial pressure on the player.

However, reports of an exemption clause in his deal mean that Leipzig will be powerless to prevent him from leaving if any club proposes that figure. The fact that Leipzig is still on the hunt for the Bundesliga title and will almost certainly secure Champions League football next season may be enough to persuade Ibrahima to stick with the club for at least one more season, even if the opposition is ready to meet his exemption clause. this summer.


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