Liverpool will sign Takumi Minamino officially on January 1, providing he passes a medical in the coming weeks, Athletic journalist James Pearce has confirmed.
As long as he passes his medical, Takumi Minamino will become a #LFC on January 1. Borussia Mönchengladbach, AC Milan and Manchester United among those beaten to his signature.
Fee of £7.25 million – effectively what Liverpool banked for selling Ryan Kent to Rangers.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) December 12, 2019
Mirror journalist Dave Maddock also tweeted a ‘Done deal klaxon,’ alerting Reds that Manchester United wanted the Japanese but were beaten to his signature by the European champions.
Deal done klaxon: #LFC have agreed deal for Takumi Minamino…and they stole him from Manchester United, because of inside knowledge of secret clause Old Trafford was obvious to#Minamino2020 https://t.co/WgcZRFFka6
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) December 12, 2019
In Maddock’s article, he actually claims that United had no idea about the release-clause, which says much about how our club is run and how theirs is.
The 24-year-old is enjoying a brilliant season for Rb Salzburg and wowed us in the Champions League not only at Anfield but in Austria, too.
His versatility and the fact he can play in multiple attacking midfield positions means the likes of Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster can go on loan in the second half of the season.
We don’t expect him to immediately start matches, but having another exciting, pacy option from the bench is terrific and will help us compete on all fronts in 2020.