Liverpool FC are set to sign Joel Matip this summer after securing a pre-contract agreement wit...
Liverpool FC are set to sign Joel Matip this summer after securing a pre-contract agreement with the Schalke defender as confirmed by Skysports
The Cameroon international will move to Anfield at the end of the season having rejected the German club's offer of a new deal in favour of a switch to Merseyside.
BREAKING: Sky Sources: Schalke defender Joel Matip to join Liverpool on free transfer at end of season #SSNHQ pic.twitter.com/PvrMbDWt57— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) February 15, 2016
Matip, 24, was identified as a top target by the Reds ahead of the January window, and will move to England once his contract expires in June. He can play as a central defender as well as in midfield, and is seen by Jurgen Klopp as an ideal addition to his squad ahead of the German's first full campaign in charge.
Liverpool have seen off interest from home and abroad to sign Matip, with Newcastle and Sunderland among those linked previously.
Klopp has already secured the signing of young Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade. The 19-year-old's capture was confirmed in January, but he will spend the rest of this season on loan with the Serbian club.