OFFICIAL: Liverpool announce Salzburg forward Minamino as first January signing


Liverpool have announced RB Salzburg forward Takumi Minamino as first January signing for reported £7.25m.

The Japan international, who is thought to have a release clause of £7.25m, has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal until summer 2024.

Minamino, has scored nine goals and provided 11 assists in 22 appearances for the Austrian side this season.

Indeed, the 24-year-old was on the scoresheet in the meeting at Anfield in October when he struck to help the Austrian side fight back from three goals down to draw level at 3-3 before Mohamed Salah netted a winner.

More recently, Minamino completed the 90 minutes for Salzburg as the Reds secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory at Red Bull Arena on December 10.

Liverpool Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Red Bull Salzburg for the transfer of Takumi Minamino.

The Japan international forward will officially become a Reds player on January 1 after he finalised personal terms and passed a medical on Merseyside on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old has completed a medical and penned a long-term contract at Melwood.