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Liverpool set to seal Permanent deal for £18m rated on-loan defender

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Jurgen Klopp and Ozan Kabak

Liverpool have already decided to go ahead with a deal to sign Ozan Kabak from Schalke permanently this summer, according to a report.

 

Kabak joined the Reds on an initial six-month loan on the deadline day of the January transfer window. As part of the arrangement, they have an option to decide whether they want to keep him beyond the end of the season.

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Schalke wanted to be notified of their intentions by mid-May, but it has been claimed a decision has already been made by the reds.

 

According to a report on 90min sporting director Michael Edwards has been adequately impressed by his performances, particularly of late.

 

The Turkey, International endured a shaky start. He was involved in a calamitous mix-up with goalkeeper Alisson Becker on his debut in the 3-1 loss at Leicester.

 

Ozan Kabak

Ozan Kabak in action for Liverpool against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. (Photo by Getty Images)

 

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However, he has looked more and more at home in a red jersey. He recently contributed to three consecutive clean sheets and made two assured performances against RB Leipzig to help his new team advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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Kabak has made nine appearances and seems to be adjusting to the pressure placed upon him.

 

Therefore, Jurgen Klopp has given chiefs the green light to pay the £18million fee to secure his services for next season and beyond.

 

When the extension is confirmed, Kabak will have the opportunity to play alongside his ‘football idol’ next term. Upon moving to Merseyside, he admitted that he is a big fan of Virgil van Dijk.

 

With Van Dijk still out injured, he has to wait much longer to able to feature alongside him as of yet.

 

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