RMC Sport and Foot Mercato report this evening that an agreement has been reached between Monaco and Liverpool for the transfer of Japanese forward Takumi Minamino on a permanent deal.
The 27-year-old is set to move in a transfer worth around €15m, which will be payable in three instalments. The Japan international had been a target of both Monaco and Lyon, but has opted to join the principality side, who will play in the Champions League qualifying campaign, over Les Gones.
Minamino was still under contract with the Reds until 2024, having arrived in the January transfer window of 2020 from Salzburg. The former Cerezo Osaka man has seen little playing time in his two and a half years on Merseyside, but has nevertheless scored 10 goals this campaign. He also underwent a loan spell at Southampton in the previous season, and had seemingly made a departure his priority for the summer transfer window.
The forward is set to be an important addition to Philippe Clement’s attacking options at Monaco, bolstering an attack already fronted by Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland. There is no indication yet as to the contract offer put forward to Minamino at the principality.