Done Deal: AS Monaco finalised £15.5m transfer of Liverpool forward

By | June 30, 2022

Monaco have confirmed the transfer of Japan attacker Takumi Minamino for £15.5m from Premier League giants, Liverpool on a four-year deal.

The Ligue 1 giants were one of a number of teams interested in the 27-year-old, who joined the Merseyside Reds from Red Bull Salzburg for £7.25m in 2020.

Minamino said: “I am very happy to be part of this very exciting project.”

He has managed to found back of the net 14 times in 55 appearances for the Reds and was their top scorer in domestic cup competitions last campaign.

Minamino played just 11 games, including one start, in the English top-tier last campaign and the deal for the attacker is worth a fixed 15m euros (£12.9m) and 3m euros (£2.6m) in add-ons.

“It is a great joy for me to join AS Monaco, a club with a great tradition and among the most recognised in Ligue 1,” Minamino said. “I’m looking forward to discovering my new environment and doing everything I can to help the team.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “It’s hard to see Taki go, but it’s a great move for him and one he thoroughly deserves. [He is] An amazing professional; super, talented player.

“As a person, he is full of warmth and makes everyone feel positive. A manager’s dream, to be honest.”

Minamino’s exit came after Mane finalised a £35m switch to Bayern Munich and following the arrival Darwin Nunez.