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Takumi Minamino is set to join AS Monaco in the coming days, and Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the finances behind the deal.
Reports suggested Liverpool were set to earn £17.7 million from the sale of the Japanese playmaker, but the official sum falls quite shy of that.
Romano tweeted ‘Liverpool will receive €15 million plus €3 million in add-ons.’ This amounts to a total of £15.4 million.
This still represents a strong piece of business for the Reds. He signed for Liverpool for just £7.25 million in late 2019, so they’re turning a decent profit on the 27-year-old.
Takumi Minamino deal, completed. He’s joining AS Monaco, permanent move from Liverpool now confirmed by Philippe Clement: “We’re really happy, he was our priority”. 🔴🇯🇵 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 25, 2022
Liverpool will receive €15m plus €3m in add-ons. pic.twitter.com/7dOfbydQFr
It’s unlikely Liverpool will actively look to replace Minamino through the transfer market this summer.
Minamino was never able to establish himself as a regular at Liverpool and many were surprised to see him return to the club this season after a disappointing loan spell at Southampton last season.
Yet, the Japanese international was still able to bag 10 goals from 20 starts in all competitions this season, showing the glimpses of quality which persuaded Monaco to make a move for him.
Monaco weren’t the only team interested in the midfielder. Teams from within the Premier League were also keeping tabs on him, with Leeds and Wolves left frustrated in their respective pursuits.
Minamino’s time at Liverpool will be remembered as something of a mixed bag.
What Minamino will get though is the chance to prove himself at a new club. A club where he can play regular football rather than perform as a squad player.
This might be exactly what he needs at this point in his career.
At £15.4 million, it’s a deal which suits all parties very well.
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