Liverpool are 22 points above Manchester United after just 16 league games. They are miles better than us on the field and it seems that they are even better than us in the transfer martket.
The Red Devils have splashed huge amounts of cash to sign big names in the past few years, however, the performances have been average. On the other hand, the Reds have not spent as much and lured players perfect for Jurgen Klopp’s system.
As per the latest reports going on in the media, Liverpool have beaten Man Utd to agree fee (The Telegraph) for the signing of Japanese international Takumi Minamino.
According to Mirror Sport, the Old Trafford club showed intent to sign the RB Salzburg winger but had no idea about the player’s very low release clause of £7.25million.
Those who have not watched the Champions League this season might not know that the Asian star was fantastic in the continent’s elite competition this term.
The 24-year-old made 6 appearances in the group stages and directly contributed in 5 goals. He scored a sublime volley and provided an assist at Anfield. In all competitions, the former Osaka attacker has netted 9 goals and provided 11 assists in 22 appearances for the Austrian club in the current campaign.
Praising Minamino, Salzburg’s sporting director, Christoph Freund, told The Independent:
“He is an outstanding player with an outstanding personality”
We desperately need quality and depth in the attacking third and Woodward needs to be active to strengthen the team in the winter transfer window. A versatile player like Minamino, who can effectively play anywhere in the attack would have been a great signing for cheap. Unfortunately, he is heading to Anfield.
What a shame. In recent weeks, we have been linked with a hugely expensive player in the form of Jadon Sancho (The Telegraph) and Liverpool have moved fast and agreed fee to lure a top talent for a massive massive bargain. £7.25million in today’s market is an absolute steal.