Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino has completed his €18million move to Monaco after signing a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 club.
The Japan international will cost the French side an initial £12.9m with a further £2.5m in add-ons.
Minamino joined Liverpool for a cut-price £7.25m in January 2020 after featuring against them for Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League but was always a fringe player and made just five starts in 30 English Premier League appearances.
He was more of a cup specialist, playing a key role in last season’s Carabao and FA Cup victories, scoring seven goals in nine matches.
Speaking to his new club’s official website, Minamino said:
It is a great joy for me to join AS Monaco.
I am very happy to be part of this very exciting project, at a club with a great tradition and among the most recognised in Ligue 1.
I’m looking forward to discovering my new environment and doing everything I can to help the team.
Paul Mitchell, the club’s sporting director, added:
We are very pleased and excited to welcome Takumi to AS Monaco.
He is a player we have known for many years and since his arrival in Europe, he has gained experience at the highest level, particularly in European competitions, and has won a number of titles.
With his winning culture, his ability to play in various positions on the pitch and his status as a key player with his national team, we are convinced that Takumi will contribute to the development of our young team and help the group to achieve our goals.
We are delighted that he has decided to be part of our project and welcome him.