Liverpool has agreed to sell Japan international Takumi Minamino to Monaco for 18m euros



  • Takumi Minamino was Liverpool's top scorer in domestic cup competitions last season, scoring four goals in the League Cup and three in the FA Cup.



Liverpool has agreed to sell Japan international Takumi Minamino to Monaco for 18m euros. Ligue 1 side was one of several clubs interested in the 27-year-old, who joined the Reds for £7.25m in 2020 from Red Bull Salzburg. The deal for Minamino is in a fixed 15m euro and a 3m euro add-on. He scored 14 times in 55 outings for the Reds and was their top scorer in domestic cup competitions last season. Minamino's seven goals were significant as Jurgen Klopp's team won the FA Cup and the League Cup. However, he made just 11 appearances, including a start in the Premier League, as Liverpool remained one point behind Manchester City. Minamino also joined Southampton on loan in February 2021 and made 10 appearances before returning to Liverpool for the 2021–22 campaign.



Senegal forward Sadio Mane is also close to leaving Liverpool after Merseysiders agreed to a 35.1m fee, which includes a fixed 27.4m euro for the 30-year-old with German club Bayern Munich.

The expected sale follows the arrival of Uruguay striker Darwin Nez from Benfica for an initial £64m. Liverpool has brought forward Fabio Carvalho from Fulham for £5m and 18-year-old full-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen for £4.2m, both deals potentially expanding with add-ons.



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