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Monaco agree fee with Liverpool for Takumi Minamino

Graeme Bailey
Minamino's time at Liverpool is coming to an end
Minamino's time at Liverpool is coming to an end / Etsuo Hara/GettyImages
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Monaco have agreed a fee with Liverpool for versatile forward Takumi Minamino, 90min can confirm.

The Japan international has been a bit-part player since moving to Anfield from Red Bull Salzburg two-and-a-half years ago and spent time on loan at Southampton during the 2020/21 season.

Minamino was afforded just 894 minutes of action in the 2021/22 campaign, although he still chipped in with ten goals and one assist in all competitions for the Reds.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the 27-year-old was informed that he could leave last week, and Ligue 1 side Monaco are now closing in on a deal.

Leeds and Fulham are among the Premier League clubs who had made an approach for the attacker, but the team from the principality have stolen a march on them to agree a fee with Liverpool.

90min understands the Monegasques will pay a fee of €15m (€12.9m) plus a further €3m (€2.6m) in add-ons.


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Although Sadio Mane is also closing in on a move away from Liverpool as he prepares to join Bayern Munich, the Reds have already reinforced their attack in recent weeks and months - pushing Minamino further down the pecking order.

Flying winger Luis Diaz was signed in January and made a very impressive start to life on Merseyside in the second half of the season. The Reds then moved quickly to add Benfica striker Darwin Nunez to their ranks in a big-money deal earlier this month. Young attacker Fabio Carvalho has also joined from Fulham.

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