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Liverpool are set to sign Red Bull Sazburg's Takumi Minamino for a cut-price £7.5 million fee per a medical.
The Japanese midfielder has impressed in this season's Champions League and news broke this morning that Jurgen Klopp was interested.
James Pearce of The Athletic has tweeted that the deal is all but done and all that remains is the 24-year-old passing a medical.
As long as he passes his medical, Takumi Minamino will become a #LFC on January 1. Borussia Mönchengladbach, AC Milan and Manchester United among those beaten to his signature.
Fee of £7.25 million - effectively what Liverpool banked for selling Ryan Kent to Rangers.
- James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) December 12, 2019
Minamino after his visit to Anfield:
"It has been almost five years since I moved abroad. I'm happy that there's a great stage to test whether I'm growing now. But I want to grow more." https://t.co/ZnfzzpV3xD
- DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) December 12, 2019
Other clubs showing interest included Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchelgladbach alongside Italian giants AC Milan.
Another interesting suitor was Manchester United but they were reportedly unaware of his release clause.
Liverpool fans are excited at the thought of a proper first team signing considering their lack of transfer activity in the summer.
Minamino is an excellent signing. Put in one of the best individual performances at Anfield in a long time...
£7m is another Michael Edwards masterclass. pic.twitter.com/2qWBxPnaP1
- Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) December 12, 2019
Liverpool played Salzburg in last night's Champions League and following the game, it was reported senior players voiced their praise of the attacker.
The Mirror have also stated that the club's Sporting Director Michael Edwards has been locked in negotiations with the Austrian outfit for the last six weeks.
:white_check_mark:' Takumi Minamino has agreed terms with Liverpool. The deal is done subject to a medical. Will join on January 1st (David Maddock) pic.twitter.com/aJkXv9txz8
- The Kopite (@TheKopiteOFF) December 12, 2019
Minamino to Liverpool essentially done and dusted for around €8 million. That is sensational business from them.
Looked fantastic in Salzburg's group stage games. Very talented player that will add quality to an already stacked attacking core.
- EiF (@EiFSoccer) December 12, 2019
It seems a brilliant coup for the current Premier League leaders.
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