Liverpool confirm Ozan Kabak loan transfer with £26.5m option-to-buy from Schalke as Jurgen Klopp eases defensive woes

LIVERPOOL have signed defender Ozan Kabak on loan from Schalke.

The Reds have been chasing a centre-back this month, after losing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term knee injuries.

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Kabak has made 14 Bundesliga appearances this season[/caption]

And despite leaving it late, boss Jurgen Klopp appears to have got his man.

Kabak, 20, has agreed to join Liverpool until the end of the season.

And the Reds will have the option to make the deal permanent for £26.5million in the summer.

Should they do so, Kabak will sign a five-year deal at Anfield.

The Turkish international began his career at Galatasaray, making 18 appearances for the Super Lig giants.

He was snapped up by Stuttgart in 2019, but it only took 17 outings to convince Schalke that he was the real deal.

The German giants then forked out around £13m to sign him that summer.

Despite Schalke’s woes, Kabak has been a bright spark in what has been a miserable season.

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Kabak has seven caps for Turkey[/caption]

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The youngster has established himself in the first-team, and has played the full 90 minutes in their last 11 games.

The Bundesliga strugglers have reportedly already secured a replacement from the Premier League.

Arsenal outcast Shkodran Mustafi is believed to have agreed terms on a move, joining his former team-mate Sead Kolasinac at VELTINS-Arena.

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