Takumi Minamino initially signed a 4-year contract with Liverpool in 2020, which leaves him with 2 years left on his contract. The 27-year-old Japanese native saw less playing time due to the signing of Diego Jota, which eventually left him on Loan in Southampton.
Liverpool and Monaco have agreed on a €17 million transfer deal with €15 million guaranteed and €3 million as additional add-ons depending on Minamino’s performance.
Three clubs were said to be leading the race for the Japanese striker, which were Wolverhampton, Leeds, and Monaco. Monaco, Liverpool, and Minamino have all accepted terms and conditions, pending medical evaluation.
Takumi Minamino born (16 January 1995) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Japan national team.
Minamino began his club career at J.League Division 1 club Cerezo Osaka in 2012 and in his first season he was named J.League Rookie of the Year. In 2014 he moved to Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg with whom he spent four successful seasons. Following impressive displays for the club he joined Liverpool on 1 January 2020, winning the Premier League in his inaugural season.
Making his senior international debut for Japan in 2015, Minamino starred in the team that reached the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.