Monaco agree £15.5m fee to sign Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino this summer
Monaco agree a £15.5m fee to sign Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino this summer… as Ligue 1 side cut competition from Atalanta to get closer to completing the move for the Japanese star
- Monaco have agreed an initial fee of £12.9m plus £2.6m in add-ons with Liverpool
- Takumi Minamino played a key role in the FA Cup and League Cup of the Reds
- But he made just 11 Premier League appearances for Jürgen Klopp’s men
- Monaco just saw midfielder Cesc Fabregas leave for free
Monaco have signed a deal to sign Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino for £15.5million.
Reports had suggested Atalanta was also interested in the Japan international – who under Jurgen Klopp struggled to play regularly in the first team – while sports post reported interest from Wolves and Fulham earlier this month.
But sports post understands Ligue 1 side Monaco – who have just seen Cesc Fabregas leave – are now at the wheel after agreeing an initial fee of £12.9m plus a further £2.6m in add-ons with the Reds .
Monaco have agreed to buy Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino for £15.5m
Minamino played a key role in the Reds’ FA Cup and League Cup last season
the athletic claim the 27 year old has also agreed personal terms with the French outfitbut that there is still a medical examination to pass because the player is still in Japan.
Minamino played a key role in the Reds’ FA Cup and League Cup last season as the club’s top scorer in domestic cup competitions with seven.
But he made just 11 appearances in the Premier League, scoring three goals for Jürgen Klopp’s side in 2021/22.
Minamino joined Liverpool from Red Bull Salzburg in a £7.25m deal ahead of the January 2020 transfer window.
Monaco just saw ex-Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas leave for free
Also having limited playing time in 2020/21, he was loaned to Southampton for the second half of last season and made 10 appearances before returning to Anfield.
The midfielder has scored 14 goals in 55 appearances during his Reds career and is now set to follow Sadio Mane out of Anfield.
The Senegalese star has completed the first leg of his medical at Bayern Munich in Germany after coming in from Mallorca on Tuesday, as the attacker gets closer to a move to the Bundesliga giants.
Liverpool reached a £35.1m deal with the German club for the 30-year-old last week and he landed at Munich airport on Tuesday morning.
Because he had also seen little playing time in 2020/21, he was loaned to Southampton
The attacker arrived in Bavaria on a private jet from Mallorca with his adviser Bjorn Bezemer and then went to Barmherzige Bruder hospital to receive his medical treatment.
Later, Mané emerged from the medical facility in Bayern Munich’s training clothes and posed for photos with fans outside.
The attacker is expected to be unveiled on Wednesday by the Bundesliga champions at the Allianz Arena.
Minamino is now ready to follow Sadio Mane, who is on his way to Bayern Munich, from the exit at Anfield