The Times journalist Paul Joyce has confirmed that Red Bull Salzburg winger Takumi Minamino will have a medical today ahead of his move to Liverpool on January 1st.
The Japanese international could make his debut against Everton in the third round of the FA Cup at the beginning of next month. Supporters on Twitter are excited that the club are closing in on the £7.25m signing:
Now that’s good news pic.twitter.com/yb0gh1Buu7
— Gerrard Kyere (@fenomenoklopp) December 18, 2019
You love to see it..
— BW Patron! (@MoepediAdo) December 18, 2019
I think the last player who made his debut against Everton has done alright. 😂
— . (@SKh1997) December 18, 2019
@Dale_Townsend big energy for Michael Edwards.
— ryan (@SBCV5) December 18, 2019
We’ve seen this before pic.twitter.com/95vcuZmHCx
— Miro (@Virtuaal98) December 18, 2019
Genuinely excited by this signing,assume upgrade on Lallana plus give that nice option to rotate and rest a few players.
— A (@yeungster79) December 18, 2019
— Steven Walsh (@guflfc82) December 18, 2019
Van dijk parallels 👀👀👀
— Daniel Song (@thedanielsong) December 18, 2019
— Kloppite (@Kloppite3) December 18, 2019
— Thomas K. Gustafsen (@TGustafsen) December 18, 2019
With Salzburg currently on their winter break, it means Minamino is in a position whereby he can finalise his transfer without disrupting his current club’s match preparations.
With the window opening at the start of January, the Reds will have to wait to make the transfer official but he will certainly add depth to Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the second half of the season.
Minamino has scored nine goals and provided 11 assists in 22 appearances this campaign, and Liverpool fans will be hoping he can carry on that form in the Premier League.