Liverpool Round-Up: Done deal, Minamino’s transfer update, Chelsea forward on radarr

By | June 24, 2022

Done Deal: Liverpool promising right-back joins Bolton on loan

Liverpool have announced that promising right-back Conor Bradley has joined Bolton Wanderers on season-long loan deal.

The 18-year-old defender largely featured at youth level for the Merseyside Reds back in 2021-22, however, he made the step-up to senior football under Klopp and played five games under his management.

Bradley was in the starting XI twice in the EFL Cup and played the full 90 minutes against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup third round – providing an assist – and he made his Champions League debut off the bench against Serie A giants, AC Milan,

The talented defender will now aim to enjoy more first-team action during loan deal with League One outfits Bolton after also playing a starring role in the most recent Premier League 2 season.

Bradley played 21 games for the U-23s in league action, founding back of the net three times and provided eight assists, and he was nominated for the tournament’s Player of the Season.

An eight-cap Northern Ireland international, Bradley played three games for his country in June’s UEFA Nations League fixtures and also turned out in World Cup 2022 Qualifying for Ian Baraclough’s side.

Bradley would have been facing competition from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Calvin Ramsay and it was a wise decision to let him leave club on loan to gain first-team action somewhere else.

Almost Done: AS Monaco on the verge to agree £15.5m deal for Liverpool forward

Premier League giants, Liverpool have reportedly agreed to sell out-of-favour forward, Takumi Minamino to AS Monaco for €18m (£15.5m).

The 27-year-old attacker has failed to nail down a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI and featured from the start only seven times across all competitions in the 2021-22 season.

While Senegalese international forward, Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich, the arrivals of Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho – along with the January signing of Luis Diaz – are set to push Minamino look new club to play regular first-team football.

Despite reported interest from Fulham, Wolves and Leeds United in Minamino, BBC Sport reports that Liverpool have reached an agreement with Monaco to sell the attacker within days.

The report claims that the Ligue 1 giants are set to pay €15m (£12.9m) up front, with a further €3m (£2.6m) in add-ons.

Since joining the Merseyside Reds from Red Bull Salzburg back in 2020, Minamino has managed to found back of the net 14 times and provided three assists in 53 games across all tournaments.

The Japan international struggled to contribute to Klopp’s team in the English top-tier, however, his exploits in the domestic cups will be remembered by the Anfield faithful, as he managed to found back of the net seven times in eight games to help the Reds win both the FA Cup and EFL Cup in 2021-22.

Liverpool cooled interest in signing of 23-year-old Chelsea forward

Liverpool reportedly have no plans to pursue a deal for Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic this summer.

The USA international winger has only made 13 starts for Thomas Tuchel’s side in the 2021-22 Premier League campaign and has been tipped to head for the exit door within weeks.

Pulisic’s current deal at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in the summer of 2024, and the 23-year-old forward has found it tough to displace the likes of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner in the attack.

The Mersesyside Reds were rumoured to be keeping a close eye on Christian Pulisic amid their attacking shake-up, as Sadio Mane and Divock Origi both departed from Anfield.

However, CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs reports that the Reds are currently not interested in a move for Pulisic, who has also been rumoured with Juventus and AC Milan.

The Merseyside Reds have already added to their attacking ranks with the signings of Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez, while right-back Calvin Ramsay has also joined from Scottish giants, Aberdeen.

Jacobs adds that the Merseyside Reds could still pursue a deal for another attacking player before the window shuts following Sadio Mane and Divock Origi’s exits, despite previous reports suggesting that the Reds will not sign another player this summer.

Pulisic banked a total of eight times and five assists in 38 games for the Blues in all tournaments last campaign, taking his total for the Blues to 25 goals and 18 assists in 114 outings.

Since arriving in a £57.6m contract three-and-a-half years ago, Pulisic has won the Champions League, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup with the London club.