According to reports, Liverpool have ‘agreed to sell’ Japan international Takumi Minamino to Ligue 1 side Monaco for a fee that could rise to €18m.
Minamino signed for Liverpool at the start of 2020 for a fee in the region of £7.25m. He joined them from Red Bull Salzburg.
The forward has only played 30 times for the Reds in the Premier League over the past two-and-a-half years.
The 27-year-old performed well when given the chance, but he only started once in the league last season. It was reported earlier this month that four English were battling for his signature.
The Athletic are now reporting that Monaco have ‘agreed an €18m deal’ to sign Minamino. This is a ‘fixed fee’ of €15m plus £3m extra in add-ons.
The player is said to have ‘agreed personal terms’ and this transfer is now ‘subject to a medical’. The date for Minamino’s medical is not yet set as he is currently in Japan.
Speaking earlier this week, Minamino admitted that he has been “motivated by regret and anger” at Liverpool amid his lack of game time:
“Many of the games I played weren’t of interest to anyone,” Minamino told Sanspo (via Evening Standard).
“Even if I left the results, there wasn’t much response. I was trying to inspire myself to prove my worth. I was doing personal training other than team training.
“I was thinking that I would leave something behind when I went to the match mentally. I felt motivated by regret and anger every day. I’ve never had this much time as a player. It was difficult to maintain the condition and connect with my feelings.
“But it was a season that seemed to have grown. It was disappointing but fulfilling. At the same time, it makes sense to play an important game and leave a result, so it is said that I got out and got a result, but I do not think it was a big deal.
“I want to do my best to be a player who can produce results in important games.”