Liverpool Now Open To Offers For Talented Midfielder
Numerous clubs reportedly hold an interest in Takumi Minamino, and The Telegraph have confirmed that Liverpool are actively listening to offers for the midfielder.
Minamino joined Liverpool in the winter of 2020, but it would appear his 2 and a half stint in Merseyside is coming to an end.
According to Fabrizio Romano, three clubs want to acquire the player’s services, with Leeds and Monaco the frontrunners.
The 27-year-old forward has never established himself as a regular at Anfield, and thus it appears to have been agreed that his time at the club is up.
A bid of €17 million would be enough for an interested party to pry Minamino away from Liverpool.
Liverpool most likely won’t look to actively replace Minamino. The Japanese international started just 1 Premier League game for Liverpool over the course of the 2021/22 campaign, and his role at the club has been rendered surplus to requirements.
His departure alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who could be Mancheseter United-bound will free up room for some of Liverpool’s up and coming talents to gain further first team opportunities.
19-year-old Harvey Elliot and new recruit Fabio Carvalho will look to benefit from the chances a less cluttered Liverpool squad will present.
The Telegraph report suggests Liverpool are also looking to move on Neco Williams this summer. The 21-year-old enjoyed a fine loan spell with Fulham last term, and is attracting numerous suitors, with Nottingham Forest the favourites to capture his signature for roughly £15 million.
The sale of Minamino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Williams, and Sadio Mané whose proposed £35 million switch to Bayern finally looks to be materialising will go some way towards repaying the initial £68 million Liverpool spent on Darwin Nuñez.
It is not yet clear which interested club represents Minamino’s preferred destination. However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano believes the Japanese international will be making his decision ‘soon.’
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