Liverpool agree pre-contract deal with Arsenal target Joel Matip

Schalke defender Joel Matip has apparently agreed to join Liverpool this summer.

The 24 year-old was out of contract at the end of the season, and was allowed to talk to clubs outside of Germany over a potential free transfer move at the end of his deal.

Matip was linked with a switch to Anfield last month, but no move prevailed, and he is now claimed to have agreed to join Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside for next term.

The Cameroon international is said to be a commanding centre-back, who should be well equipped for the Premier League.

Arsenal have been linked with the Schalke star previously, but now appear to have missed out on the defender.

Updated: February 4, 2016 — 12:26 pm
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