- Minamino is set to leave Anfield after two underwhelming years with the club
- The Japan international is set to become Monaco’s first major acquisition of the summer
- He featured 55 times for Liverpool since 2020, scoring 14 goals across all competitions
Takumi Minamino’S Liverpool career appears to be over after the Reds agreed a £15.5m to sell the Japan international to Monaco.
Monaco were among the clubs that were highly interested in Minamino, who has been devoid of playing time since moving to Liverpool from RB Salzburg in 2020 for £7.25m.
As per Fabrizio Romano, paperwork is already in place and Liverpool are set to receive €15m fee upfront.
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Since his arrival at Anfield, the 27-year-old has only managed to feature 55 times for Jurgen Klopp’s side, scoring 14 goals.
He, however has a crucial goal under his belt as he scored in Liverpool’s push for the FA and League Cup last season.
There were signs that he was surplus to requirements at Liverpool last season as he only made one start for Liverpool, and 11 in total in the league.
Liverpool’s busy summer
Minamino will be Liverpool’s third major departure after the Reds parted ways with Divock Origi and are about to lose Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich.
Origi has joined AC Milan on a free transfer after the expiry of his deal, while Mane is on the verge of being named a Bayern Munich player in a £35.1m deal.
In terms of arrivals, Liverpool have acquired Darwin Nunez from Benfica for an initial £64m, as well as Fabio Carvalho from Fulham for £5m.
Minamino on regrets
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on how Minamino was regretful of not making too many appearances for Liverpool.
In an interview with Sanspo, the Japan international opened up on his situation, saying the games he featured in were “of no interest to anyone”.
“Even if I left the results, there wasn't much response. I was trying to inspire myself to prove my worth. I was doing personal training other than team training.” He said.
Source: Sports Brief News