Liverpool have announced the transfer of Takumi Minamino.
The club took to Twitter this morning with a video confirming the news.
We can confirm an agreement has been reached with @redbullsalzburg for the transfer of Takumi Minamino 🙌
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 19, 2019
Last night, the Independent alerted us that the Japanese passed his medical yesterday on Merseyside.
We’re just surprised no eagle-eyed fans snapped him at John Lennon airport!
Jurgen Klopp was asked about the 24-year-old in the post-match press-conference following Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Monterrey last night – and claimed it would have been nice to field Minamino – which is about as good as a Melwood lean!
Minamino is the first first-team signing in some time, not counting Adrian, who arrived in the summer on a Bosman.
He has speed, tenacity and regularly scores and assists goals – so his arrival is going to be a real boost for Liverpool going into the second-half of the season.
Hopefully he’ll be able to make his debut in the FA Cup v Everton on January 5th.