• Liverpool confirm £7.25m Minamino signing
    15:10 | 19/12/2019

    The Reds have swooped to bring in the Red Bull Salzburg midfielder, with the Japan international agreeing a four-and-a-half-year contract.


    Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg.

    The Japanese forward will move to Anfield when the transfer window opens on January 1, having successfully completed a medical on Merseyside on Wednesday.

    The Reds triggered a release clause which allowed Minamino to leave Salzburg for just £7.25 million, with the 24-year-old agreeing a four-and-a-half-year contract with the European Champions.

    He could now make his Liverpool debut against Everton in the third round of the FA Cup on January 5.

    Goal revealed earlier this month that the Reds had stolen a march on a host of European rivals, including AC Milan, Manchester United and Borussia Monchengladbach, following the discovery of Minamino’s release clause.

    Liverpool had tracked the player from his time at first club Cerezo Osaka, and were impressed by his performances in both games against the Reds in the Champions League group stage.

    Indeed, sources have told Goal that a number of senior players had urged manager Jurgen Klopp to sign the versatile, hard-working star, little knowing that a deal to bring him to Anfield was already well advanced.

    Klopp is delighted to have secured a quality addition to his squad as Liverpool seek glory at home and abroad in 2020. He believes Minamino will add plenty, and expects the Japan international to adapt quickly to the demands of the Premier League.

    Source – Goal.com

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