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Reports: Liverpool have 'deal in principal' to sign Takumi Minamino

Kopites are manning all stations. This is a literal red alert. Trusted journalist Melissa Reddy has reported in The Independent that Liverpool have agreed ‘deal in principle’ to sign Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg.

Liverpool are reported to have agreed a “deal in principal” for Takumi Minamino. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

The Japanese forward has a release clause of just £7.25m, a pittance in today’s market. He can play as a number 10, on either wing or in a deeper role in midfield.

According to WhoScored the player has 16 goals in 30 games in all competitions this season, shining for both club and country.

What RTK has to say

Well it appears that the club have been monitoring Rousing the Kop – we pushed for this move at the start of October after his display at Anfield.

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If Liverpool sign Takumi Minamino it would be an absolute bargain for the club. He ticks every single box. He is just 24-years-old and he is versatile, determined and hungry to develop.

Watching just five minutes of either of the Reds matches with RB Salzburg would show you that the Japanese fits Jürgen Klopp’s side like a glove.

In both of our Champions League ties he was a nightmare to handle. He was a hound when out of possession and dynamic on the ball. There can be no forgetting his well taken finish for his side’s second goal at Anfield.

Liverpool signing Minamino would add another element to our depth. At the minute our rotation options have performed admirably but we could definitely do with an addition or two. This signing would provide us with a relentless backup option, in a couple of seasons he may even push for a regular starting berth.

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