Liverpool are likely to send Rhys Williams out on loan next season, with the Guardian reporting that the Reds are set to sign Ibrahima Konate.
It is absolutely no surprise to see Jurgen Klopp’s men act swiftly when it comes to bolstering their defensive options this summer.
Of course, they endured a torrid spell of luck with injuries this season. But it appears that they are closing in on adding Konate to their ranks.
The Guardian reports that the RB Leipzig youngster is set to arrive on Merseyside for around £35 million.
It is noted that Konate’s arrival comes with Liverpool deciding against making Ozan Kabak’s loan permanent.
But the Guardian suggests that Williams could also be on the move. They report that the 20-year-old is likely to join an EFL club on loan.
TBR View: Next season could be Williams’s real breakout year
Williams’s form at the end of this past season has been somewhat overshadowed by the colossal displays from Nat Phillips alongside him.
But the youngster also deserves huge credit.
Liverpool kept three clean sheets in their final five league games, with Williams starting all of them. And it was only on their trip to Old Trafford where the Reds conceded more than once.
So next year could be a real breakout year for the starlet.
Admittedly, he faces a huge task trying to prove a point to Klopp, with Konate set to join the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
But Phillips has shown how quickly a player’s status within a squad can change. And that may inspire Williams ahead of his potential loan.