Liverpool are ready to move for rising Japan star Takumi Minamino in the January window.
The versatile Red Bull Salzburg midfielder who can play in a variety of attacking positions starred against the Reds in their two Champions League encounters.
And now the Anfield club are aware he has a release clause in his contract of JUST £7.75m…which will see them make a determined bid when the window opens.
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Manager Jurgen Klopp is looking for reinforcements across his front line this winter, as he ponders whether to let young forward Rhian Brewster leave on loan.
Minamino fits the bill perfectly. He is 24, has top flight European experience, and also has incredible stats on his running and stamina.
He can play wide, behind a striker, and as an attacking midfielder.
At less than £8m he represents incredible value for a player who is still improving, and one who has attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Klopp spoke glowingly about him after both games against Salzburg, and a deal looks possible with the player keen on the Premier League.