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Monaco have agreed a deal worth £15.5million (N9.8billion) with Liverpool to sign Japan forward Takumi Minamino.

The Ligue 1 outfit have made their move for the Japanese international, and look set to beat the likes of Leeds and Southampton to his signature.

According to GOAL report, after a round of negotiations this week, it has been agreed that Monaco will pay a fixed fee of €15m (N6.7b), with a further €3m (1b) in performance-related add-ons.

Minamino, 27, signed from Red Bull Salzburg in 2020, and has played 55 times for Liverpool, scoring 14 times.

The forward spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan at Southampton, scoring twice in 10 Premier League games, before returning to Anfield last summer.

Minamino ended up featuring in 22 matches in all competitions to aid Liverpool’s Quadruple challenge last season, netting 10 times, including key goals in the club’s FA Cup and League Cup triumphs.

By Amara

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