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Report: Four clubs have now made Liverpool aware that they want to sign their 'incredible' player

Four clubs have registered their interest in Takumi Minamino with Liverpool, according to reports. The Japan international will likely leave.

This comes from the Athletic. They claim that four clubs have now registered their interest in Takumi Minamino with Liverpool.

The forward is open to leaving Anfield in search of regular first-team football and it appears several clubs will offer him that. Leeds United, Wolves, Southampton and AS Monaco have all made contact over a transfer.

And Liverpool would be open to a sale, unsurprisingly. Minamino didn’t play enough football last season to justify keeping him should a top offer come in. The impending arrival of Darin Nunez eliminates any chance of the Japanese international benefitting from departures, either.

It appears, then, that Minamino will leave Liverpool this summer.

Clubs register interest in Takumi Minamino

Minamino played 179 Premier League minutes last season. So, not quite two games’ worth. That alone shows why the player might want to leave the club, even if his efforts in the cup competitions were quite spectacular.

But the forward would leave Liverpool as a Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup champion. The latter two are trophies he played massive roles in – Minamino earned those medals as much as anyone.

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On top of that, he was technically Liverpool’s most clinical goalscorer over the season. It’s easy to see why clubs are lining up to sign Minamino, even if the Reds can’t offer him a decent role.

And in that respect, timing is the problem. There have been plenty of Liverpool sides over the years where Minamino would be a regular player – some good ones, in fact. But this is the deepest squad we’ve ever seen at Anfield, particularly up front. Jurgen Klopp says he’s an ‘incredible’ player but that’s just not enough right now.

We expect a sale, then. It suits all parties involved and Liverpool should make a healthy profit.

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