RB Leipzig’s replacement for Ibrahima Konate Josko Gvardiol wants to join Liverpool as a transfer target.
Josko Gvardiol has only recently joined RB Leipzig, but supporters of the Bundesliga club may be concerned that he has already set his sights on Liverpool to join Ibrahima Konate.
Konate, a 22-year-old French centre-back, has agreed to join the Reds for £36 million, with teenaged Gvardiol bizarrely set to replace him in Germany.
The Croatian joined Leipzig in a €16 million transfer last summer, but was immediately loaned back to Dinamo Zagreb for the 2020/21 season.
When asked who his favorite foreign team is, he said to 24 Sata, “Liverpool.”
“My father and I have been watching Liverpool matches since I was a small child, and I grew up with only them.”
“When I became more serious about football, I began to watch them, and I aspire to play in the Premier League and for Liverpool one day.”
This season, Gvardiol helped Dinamo Zagreb win the domestic league and cup double.
In Croatia’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Belgium in Brussels earlier this month, he won his first international cap as a half-time replacement, replacing left-back Borna Barisic.