Liverpool are definitely close to signing Ozan Kabak on loan until the end of the season.
The Turk is doing a medical in Germany and Fabrizio Romano just confirmed the player has agreed terms on a loan contract.
However, there are a few issues yet to be ironed out. Schalke need a replacement through the door – although we hope this will be sorted with the signing of Shkodran Mustafi from Arsenal.
On top of that, there is a discrepancy over fee. Schalke want Liverpool to agree to a €30m obligation to buy, but the Reds would prefer this is only an option – give the fact we’ll likely want to bring in a more high-profile centre-back in the summer.
Liverpool have reached an agreement over personal terms with Ozan Kabak. Agents fee agreed too. 🔴 #LFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2021
Interestingly, Romano says there is a Plan B for Liverpool – which Michael Edwards clearly working like a mad man today.
It does beg the question, however, with Joel Matip so obviously injury prone, why was this not sorted out at the beginning of the month!?