It looks like Liverpool will be signing Takumi Minamino in January for just £7.25m, Reds.
James Pearce has claimed on Twitter that a deal is ‘highly likely’ after the Reds moved to secure the Japan international amidst interest from Serie A, the Bundesliga and Manchester United.
Minamino excelled against Liverpool in both Champions League ties, and at just 24-years-old, is at the perfect age to reach the next level.
He can play in multiple positions across the frontline and we imagine this versatility was a big factor in Jurgen Klopp taking the plunge.
In fairness, for the money we’re about to spend, it’s risk free.
On Twitter, fans celebrated the astuteness of Michael Edwards to move for Minamino.
It’s not the first time our sporting director has gone and done something impressive in a transfer window, and we doubt it’ll be the last!
We have to wait for official confirmation of the deal, of course, but this one looks very much like it’s going to happen.
IN – Takumi Minamino £7.25m
OUT – Loris Karius £8m
Michael Edwards at it again ❤ pic.twitter.com/VWZVmOLqaT
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) December 12, 2019
Wow Minamino is SO versatile too. Plays attacking mid and can play on either wing too. Amazing. For £7.25m too? Give Michael Edwards a statue right now.
— Jay (@_Ifcjay) December 12, 2019
Minamino had a release clause of £7.25m omds Michael Edwards is about to have another masterclass
— R8 (@Nabyllionaire) December 12, 2019
Imagine Edwards actually sold Solanke for more that we potentially have to pay for Minamino
— Kaye8a. 🏆 (@KayethenLFC) December 12, 2019
"Minamino to Firmino" is the most deadly funny sentence over the world! Make it happen, Mr. Edwards!
— Lüis (@Luis_JFT96) December 12, 2019
And Minamino is available for freakin' £7.5m. This will be an absolute genius singing if Klopp and Edwards pull it off.
— Emad Zafar (@EmadZafar) December 12, 2019