🔴 Takumi Minamino set for Liverpool medical
🔴 Takumi Minamino set for Liverpool medical

🔴 Takumi Minamino set for Liverpool medical

Red Bull Salzburg attacker Takumi Minamino will have a medical at Liverpool on Wednesday ahead of a proposed January move.

Sky Sports reports that the Japanese attacking midfielder will be assessed on Wednesday and is expected to be officially unveiled at Anfield on January 1 2020.

Liverpool began negotiations to sign the 24-year-old, who has a £7.25m release clause in his contract, last week after impressing against them in their two Champions’ League group games this season, scoring at Anfield.

Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund said last week it was an "honour" to have the Champions League champions interested in their players.

Europa League

Salzburg dropped to the Europa League after finishing third in a group that had Liverpool and Napoli but the Japanese have been a star for the side scoring seven goals in all competitions for the Austrian league leaders this season.

Many have intimated that the signing of Takumi is for commercial reasons for the club’s Asian market something Liverpool has vehemently denied saying the signing was solely based on the player’s football abilities and suitability to Jurgen Klopp's squad.

Minamino joined RB Salzburg from Japanese side Cerezo Osaka for less than £1m in 2015.

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