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Liverpool Reportedly Agree €3M Ozan Kabak Loan Deal with Schalke

The loan is agreed and Liverpool will not be obligated to buy the player in the summer.

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Liverpool appear to have secured their second centre half signing of transfer deadline day with reports emerging that the club have agreed a loan deal with Schalke for 20-year-old Ozan Kabak.

According to multiple sources, the €3M loan deal will have an option to buy rather than a commitment obligating the Reds to purchase the young Turkish international at the end of the current season.

Liverpool were insistent on the deal only including a loan option despite Schalke’s desire to make the the clause obligational. The English club are believed to have agreed a higher loan fee in order to avoid it.

Had Schalke not been willing to agree a loan option, Liverpool likely would have pushed to sign David Carmo from Sporting Braga in a similar loan deal with an option to buy the player in six months.

Kabak will now get six months to prove to Liverpool he should be in the club’s long-term centre half plans. Official confirmation of both his signing and of Preston’s Ben Davies is expected shortly.

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