AS Monaco reportedly agreed to transfer Takumi Minamino from Liverpool


French League club AS Monaco has reportedly agreed to the transfer of winger Takumi Minamino from Liverpool in the player transfer market this summer.

AS Monaco, as quoted by Sky Sports, Wednesday, is estimated to spend 18 million euros or around Rp. 280 billion, with details of the initial cost of 15 million euros (about Rp.

Until now, there has been no official announcement from the two teams as well as details on how long the contract will be signed by the Japanese player at AS Monaco.

Liverpool’s decision to release Minamino is believed to be due to their success in landing two forwards, namely Fabio Carvalho from Fulham and Darwin Nunez from Benfica in this summer’s transfer window.

Takumi Minamino was signed by Liverpool from RB Salzburg in January 2020 and then for a fee of 8.5 million euros. or around Rp. 132 billion and still has a contract at Anfield until June 2024.

During his time at Liverpool, the 27-year-old player has recorded 53 appearances and contributed 14 goals and three assists from various competitions with a total of 2,131 minutes played.

The former Cerezo Osaka player in the second half of the 2020/21 season was loaned to English Premier League club Southampton and made 10 appearances and scored two goals.

Last season, Minamino appeared in 24 Liverpool matches in various competitions and successfully contributed 10 goals and one assist from 1,008 minutes played.

What Liverpool Did to Minamino Was Evil!

Takumi Minamino heading for the exit from Liverpool . The Japanese player was disappointed because he felt he didn’t get enough opportunities.
Minamino was signed by Liverpool from RB Salzburg in January 2020. He was recruited to provide depth on the front lines of ‘The Red’.

But the 27-year-old felt his playing opportunities were too few. Since joining, he has only appeared 53 times in all competitions.

Last season, Minamino made just 22 appearances in all competitions with only nine of them starting. He is still able to score 10 goals and one assist.

Now Minamino’s Liverpool career looks to be over with the club including him on the list of players to sell. A number of clubs are reportedly interested in the player who is priced at 17 million pounds, such as Atalanta, Southampton, Leeds United, AS Monaco and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Minamino also looked back at his journey at Liverpool with disappointment.

“I tried to inspire myself to prove my worth. I did private training outside of team training. I thought I was going to leave something on the pitch.”

“I feel motivated by regret and anger every day. I’ve never had this leisurely time as a player. It’s hard to stay in shape and get in touch with my feelings as a player.”

“But it’s a season that seems to be growing. It’s disappointing but also satisfying. At the same time, it makes sense to play important games and make an impact on the results, so what was discussed was I went on the pitch and got the result, but I don’t think that’s a big deal. .”

“I want to give my best to be a player who contributes results in important matches,” he added.