Takumi Minamino is set to join AS Monaco after Liverpool agree to a £15.5m deal with the Ligue 1 side

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Takumi Minamino is set to join AS Monaco as the Ligue 1 side and Liverpool have agreed on a deal for the Japanese international worth 18 million euros (£15.5 million).

Takumi Minamino: Liverpool agree £15.5m deal with Monaco for Japan  international - BBC Sport

The Ligue 1 team was one of several clubs interested in the 27-year-old, who joined the Reds from Red Bull Salzburg in 2020 for £7.25 million.

The agreement for Minamino is worth a fixed 15 million euros (£12.9 million) plus 3 million euros (£2.6 million) in add-ons.

He scored 14 goals in 55 appearances for the Reds last season and was their leading scorer in domestic cup tournaments.

Minamino’s seven goals helped Jurgen Klopp’s team win the FA Cup and League Cup.

However, he only made 11 Premier League appearances, including one start, as Liverpool ended the season a point behind Manchester City.

Minamino also went on loan to Southampton in February 2021, making 10 appearances before returning to Liverpool for the 2021-22 season.

Sadio Mane, Senegal forward, is also on the verge of leaving Liverpool after the Merseyside club reached a £35.1m agreement with German club Bayern Munich, which includes a set £27.4m cost for the 30-year-old.

The probable sales come after the signing of Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica for an initial fee of £64 million.

Liverpool have also signed Fulham forward Fabio Carvalho for £5 million and Aberdeen 18-year-old full-back, Calvin Ramsay, for £4.2 million, with both deals potentially growing with add-ons.

Takumi Minamino

Takumi Minamino (born 16 January 1995) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for Premier League side Liverpool and the Japan national team as an offensive midfielder or winger.

Liverpool FC Transfer News: Monaco Lead Race to Sign Takumi Minamino - The  Liverpool Offside

Minamino began his club career in 2012 with J.League Division 1 team Cerezo Osaka, where he was crowned J.League Rookie of the Year in his first season.

He joined the Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg in 2014, where he had four excellent seasons. Following his great performances for the club, he joined Liverpool on January 1, 2020, winning the Premier League in his first season.

Minamino, who made his senior international debut for Japan in 2015, was a key member of the side that advanced to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup final.

Takumi Minamino’s Career

The Japanese great began his career in Osaka before moving on to the English Premier League. Here is a complete list of the teams he has represented throughout his career:

  • Liverpool FC from 01/07/2021 to present
  • Japan from 01/01/2014 to present
  • Southampton FC from 01/02/2021 – 30/06/2021
  • Liverpool FC from 01/01/2020 to 01/02/2021
  • Japan Under 23 from 01/01/2016 to 26/12/2017
  • FC Salzburg from 07/01/2015 to 31/12/2019
  • Japan Under 19 from 01/01/2014 to 31/10/2014
  • Cerezo Osaka from 11/11/2012 to 07/01/2015
  • Japan Under 17 from 01/06/2011 to 31/12/2011

Stats

He can play as an attacking midfielder or a forward. As of May 2022, he had played 23 games and had 9 goals and 1 assist in the 2021/2022 season.

In his career, he has appeared in 348 games, scoring 96 goals and assisting on 55 others.

Takumi Minamino – Honors

Being a sought-after player by a major club such as Liverpool indicates that he is a prolific athlete who has helped his team win a few trophies. Here are a some of the trophies in his collection:

  • The English Premier League Champion in 2020
  • The Carabao Cup Winner in 2022
  • FA Cup winner in 2022
  • The Austrian Bundesliga six times in 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • The Austrian Cup five times in 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015

Takumi, on the other hand, has not received any individual prize. This does not diminish his ability on the field.

Salary & Contract

Takumi Minamino makes £72,000 per week and £3,744,000 per year as an AM RLC, F C at Liverpool F.C. Takumi Minamino has an estimated net worth of £15,433,600. Takumi Minamino was born in Japan and is 26 years old. His current contract runs out on June 30, 2024.

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