The Reds are at it again. Liverpool are reported to be on the verge of announcing a deal for Takumi Minamino. James Pearce is just one a number of respected journalists writing that they expect the deal to happen in January.
The Japanese footballer plays for Red Bull Salzburg. He is incredibly versatile, he can play as a 10 or on either wing, he can also play in a deeper role if needed.
Liverpool fans are well aware of the talented front man. He ran us ragged across two Champions League group stage games, Minamino scored at Anfield and looked threatening in the reverse leg.
According to James Pearce, Liverpool can bag Takumi Minamino for a measly £7.25m thanks to a release clause in his contract.
He would be yet another example of the Reds buying smart. He is just 24-years-old and would represent enormous value for money.
It is safe to say Kopites are excited about Liverpool potentially signing Minamino, Twitter has been awash with excited Reds.
This Red commented that Michael Edwards has played another blinder.
IN – Takumi Minamino £7.25m
OUT – Loris Karius £8m
Michael Edwards at it again ❤ pic.twitter.com/VWZVmOLqaT
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) December 12, 2019
One Kopite is off to do his research.
Off to watch Minamino comps pic.twitter.com/1H6aC2Fubn
— JC (@Jay_LFC98) December 12, 2019
This reporter was very impressed by the Japanese’s showing in the Champions League against the Reds.
Impressed by Minamino (and Hwang) when Salzburg played #LFC. Quick, sharp, clever and classy. And can play multiple positions. Clearly made an impression on Klopp as well.
No wonder he said he “loves what they are doing” afterwards!
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) December 12, 2019
Another Liverpool fan is over the moon that once again we haven’t gone for the obvious buy and we’ve instead targeted the value signing.
While all of Europe were jizzing their pants over that tap in fraud Haaland, we’ve moonwalked right in and set up a deal for Salzburg’s proper talent Minamino for £7m.
Mickey Edwards does it again.
— Stanley House 6️⃣ (@StanleyHouseLFC) December 12, 2019
This supporter joked that this was the precise moment that our gaffer knew Liverpool would sign Minamino.
Rumour has it, it was at this exact moment, when Minamino smashes in a volley at Anfield, that Klopp knew… pic.twitter.com/3430S9Gv7o
— Its………….Callum Eakins’ account (@callumeakins) December 12, 2019
And best of all, Man United fans are jealous.
Great signing if it happens, ticks all the boxes.
— ً (@utdrobbo) December 12, 2019