Liverpool agree £15m sale of Takumi Minamino to Monaco

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Liverpool agree £15m sale of Takumi Minamino to Monaco - Getty Images
Liverpool agree £15m sale of Takumi Minamino to Monaco - Getty Images

Liverpool have confirmed the sale of Takumi Minamino to Monaco in a deal worth up to £15 million.

An agreement was struck with the French club last week and the Japan international has now agreed personal terms and completed a medical.

He becomes the second high profile Anfield sale of the summer following Sadio Mane’s move to Bayern Munich.

Liverpool have doubled their money with Minamino, who was signed from RB Salzburg for £7.5 million in January 2019.

He was limited to 55 appearances, unable to break-up the established front trio at that time of Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. His understudy role was further confirmed after the purchase of Diogo Jota and Luiz Diaz, but Minamino proved a useful squad player scoring 14 goals, most notably in the domestic cups.

Monaco will pay a guaranteed £12.5 million for the 27-year-old, with a further £2.5 million in add-ons.

Having concluded their incoming business early, Liverpool have been focused on player sales over the past fortnight.

Next to leave is expected to be Neco Williams, although Liverpool expect at least £15 million for the Welsh right back. Nottingham Forest and Southampton have shown most interest so far.

Williams has established himself in the Wales starting XI ahead of this year’s World Cup, and excelled for Fulham in their promotion push.

Liverpool are not anticipating further first team squad departures, although that depends on whether serious offers emerge for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Divock Origi, whose Liverpool contract officially expires this weekend, is in Italy to finalise terms with AC Milan. He moves on a free Bosman transfer.

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