Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Cameroonian centre-back Joel Matip from Schalke 04.
The 24-year-old will join the Merseyside outfit on a free transfer after his current contract with the Bundesliga outfit expires at the end of the season.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 15, 2016
The Reds have been monitoring Matip’s situation ever since the January transfer window, but a dispute between two club halted the deal until the opening of the summer transfer window.
Matip has been a part of the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and has earned 27 caps for the national team.