This summer, Ibrahima Konate ‘hopes’ Liverpool will sign Khephren Thuram.


Ibrahima Konate has revealed that he “hopes” Liverpool sign goal Khephren Thuram this summer.

The Reds have already made progress to strengthen their center park ahead of next season, with the arrival of Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton expected to be the first of several signings over the coming weeks.

Thuram is one of many names linked to Anfield in the transfer window, including Manu Kone, Ryan Gravenberch and Gabri Veiga.

Konate and Thuram are both currently on international duty with France, with the latter preparing to compete in the Under-21 European Championship which kicks off next week.


Konate described Thuram as a “little brother” in an interview earlier this week, with the Liverpool No5 having since admitted he would like to see the Nice midfielder join Jurgen Klopp. During an interview with Telefoot, Konate was asked a number of lively questions, including whether or not he would like to see Thuram in a Liverpool shirt next season.

The defender’s emphatic but firm response was: “Yes, I hope so.”

Thuram has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks as Klopp looks to round out his midfield options for next season.

If reports are to be believed, the 22-year-old is at the top of the Reds shopping list, with claims earlier this week suggesting he has been “seduced” by Liverpool.

A possible deal to bring the player to Merseyside is unlikely to be forthcoming, with Thuram hoping to go deep into the Under-21 European Championships in Georgia and Romania.


Klopp’s first players will return to the AXA Training Center on July 8, but the manager insisted he plans to give each player a three-week break before returning to the season. Thuram’s France U21 progress could affect his official start date with the Reds, but all the current noise suggests Anfield remains a likely destination for the midfielder.

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