Liverpool wants to sign Takumi Minamino of Red Bull Salzburg in January. Aside from Liverpool, clubs from Serie A, Bundesliga, and the Premier League are interested in the Japanese midfielder. However, it looks like the English side has an advantage over other squads.
If Minamino passes a medical, Liverpool should be able to sign him in January once the window opens. He left a lasting impression when he faced Liverpool this season when he scored once at Anfield.
Salzburg sporting director Christophe Freund confirmed to pay per head bookie news sites that there are talks with Liverpool. He said it is an honor for clubs to be interested in their players. Minamino is one of the starts of the team, along with Erling Braut Haaland and Hwang-Hee Chan.
Takumi Minamino in Number 10 Role
Last October, coach Jesse Marsch switched Minamino to the 10-spot when the team was down 3-0. He showed his worth and allowed Salzburg to even the score before Mo Salah scored a late goal, according to soccer news reports.
Minamino has 11 goals in 22 appearances for Japan. Also, he has a total of nine goals in all competitions this season, according to pay per head reports. He joined the team in 2015 for less than £1 million.
His worth today is around £20 million or even more. However, he has a release clause of £7.25 million. It is a good deal for Liverpool. At present, many clubs from Series A and Bundesliga showed interest in the Japanese striker. Also, Manchester United is looking to make a move. However, it seems like Liverpool has the upper hand on completing a deal.
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