A Liverpool move “is not an option” for Konate – the Leipzig Kroch manager is confident the defender will not leave
The French center back has been closely linked with the summer transfer to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds
RB Leipzig has moved to drop the possibility of Ibrahima Konate leaving Liverpool this summer.
The Athlete On Monday, he claimed that Liverpool were in “advanced talks” to sign the defender The player broke the ground to say his phone was ringing in light of speculation.
The news has spread to the Bundesliga, who are content with their position in Konate and are not afraid of his departure this summer.
What was said?
“I can’t say anything about this,” said Marcus Kroch, the sporting director of Leipzig. News performance statistics When asked if he feels the defender will be on his way to Liverpool. “I think that’s not an option for Ibu.
“He has a long contract with us and knows what we mean to him and what it means to us.
“He was unlucky last year because he had a longer injury but this year he is doing well and he is a very important player with a lot of potential.
“We want to help him develop further. We play internationally, and we have a very good team, so I don’t see a reason for him to leave us.”
The 21-year-old is tied for the Bundesliga until the summer of 2023, which means there is no rush for the club to sell.
However, reports indicate he has a € 40m (£ 34m / $ 47m) penalty clause in his deal – meaning Leipzig would be unable to stop him from leaving if any club provided that figure.
Leipzig are still bidding to win the German league title and face Bayern Munich, the league champions at the weekend.
They almost certainly will get to the UEFA Champions League next season, which could help in their bid to keep Konate at the club.
Leipzig will see Dieot Obikano leave for Bayern in the summer, and they can try to hold onto their promising French defender for another season before giving him the green light to leave in the summer of 2022.