Advertiser Disclosure

Liverpool-linked Ibrahima Konate’s buyout clause higher than first thought

Ibrahima Konate

Konate linked with Liverpool

Ibrahima Konate joined RB Leipzig on a free transfer in the summer of 2017, from French outfit, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

And the 21-year-old has since gone on to garner 93 appearances for Die Roten Bullen, including 19 thus far this season.

Konate is fast, powerful and good with the ball at his feet. The France under-21 international’s contract was also rumoured to contain a release clause worth just €40m this summer, a sum which – given his age, experience and ability – would represent a real bargain in the modern market.

In turn, it didn’t come as too much of a surprise to see a top European club express an interest in the stopper.

The highly reliable David Ornstein reported at the end of March that Liverpool were working to finalise a deal for the Leipzig standout. Ornstein added that a deal was not done, but significant progress had been made.

Konate’s release clause

On the back of that report, talk of a deal being completed for Konate died down somewhat.

However, it was then claimed last week that Liverpool had indeed agreed a long-term contract with the Frenchman, ahead of activating his release clause in the coming days.

And now, on Tuesday, a further update surrounding the Leipzig man’s potential transfer has emerged.

According to the Telegraph, Konate’s buyout clause is in fact higher than was first thought.

Liverpool could therefore be forced to pay around £40m for his services, rather than the previously touted €40m:

Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott nominated for EFL award

Allan Saint-Maximin continues Liverpool love-in after Anfield draw: ‘Still my best mate Fabinho’

 


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

Liverpool betting odds, next game:

Liverpool vs Southampton odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Liverpool vs Southampton Full time result
Liverpool
1/4
Draw
5/1
Southampton
10/1
Liverpool vs Southampton Result/Both teams score Yes No
Liverpool 13/8 5/4
Southampton 12/1
Draw 6/1 18/1
Liverpool vs Southampton Correct Score
Liverpool
Southampton
Liverpool vs Southampton Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Mohamed Salah6/5 6/5 4/9
Diogo Jota15/8 15/8 8/11
Danny Ings9/4 9/4 13/8
Sadio Mane9/4 9/4 20/21
Roberto Firmino11/4 11/4 11/10

Liverpool's latest videos

Jürgen Klopp's pre-match press conference | Manchester United
Jürgen Klopp's pre-match press conference | Manchester United
Watch live as the boss speaks to the media ahead of Liverpool's Premier League…
2021-04-30T12:32:46Z
Mo Salah's 20 Premier League Goals |  2020/21 ⚽️
Mo Salah's 20 Premier League Goals | 2020/21 ⚽️
As Mo Salah surpasses the 20 goal mark in the Premier League, relive each…
2021-04-27T06:45:44Z
Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 34 47 80
2 Manchester United FC 33 29 67
3 Leicester City FC 34 22 63
4 Chelsea FC 34 22 61
5 West Ham United FC 34 11 58
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 34 22 56
7 Liverpool FC 33 16 54
8 Everton FC 33 3 52
9 Arsenal FC 34 9 49
10 Aston Villa FC 33 10 48
11 Leeds United 34 -2 47
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 34 -13 42
13 Crystal Palace FC 33 -22 38
14 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 34 -4 37
15 Southampton FC 33 -18 37
16 Burnley FC 34 -16 36
17 Newcastle United FC 34 -20 36
18 Fulham FC 34 -20 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 34 -34 26
20 Sheffield United FC 34 -42 17
Premier League 20/21
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 21
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 16
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 15
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 14
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 11
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 10
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 10
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United FC 9