Liverpool closing in on RB Leipzig superstar
In the last few years, Liverpool have managed to make a reputation for themselves in the transfer market as one of the smartest.
They did make some pretty-big money signings but also at the same time, they have always balanced the books by making some sensational bargain deals.
Andrew Robertson, arguably the best left-back in the world right now, signed for just £8m that too from a relegated side like Hull City stands out as one such example and he is not the only one.
If reports in England are to be believed, Liverpool are on their way to pull off yet another amazing bargain. It is strongly claimed by almost every media outlet in England that the Reds could bring Red Bull Salzburg attacker Takumi Minamino to Anfield in January for just £7.25m.
The amount they would spend for such a gifted player would be lesser than what they will receive from Besiktas for flop Loris Karius. In fact, Liverpool sold youngster Rafael Camacho to sporting in the summer for a fee more than that they would have to spend for Minamino's services.
Liverpool's scouting and transfer team deserve as much credit for such amazing business as much as their manager Jurgen Klopp. But, the club's sporting director Michael Edwards deserves the most plaudits. Since Liverpool appointed him, they are growing exponentially and at an astonishing speed.
As for Minamino, he is a gifted attacking player who can play in a range of positions. The 24-year-old is a natural on either flank but can also feature as a number ten.
He has even played as a secondary forward and even in a number eight role in a 3-man midfield. In Klopp's 4-3-3 system, he can be utilized in five positions. And, getting such a versatile player for just £7.25m would be a great deal for the Reds.
Minamino has nine goals and eleven assists to his name already this season, which shows his ability to both create and finish. He featured twice against Liverpool this season in the Champions League and Klopp must have been impressed by him to a great extent.
He scored one and created another in the first game against the Reds which ended in a 4-3 loss for the Austrian giants. He was the best player for Jesse Marsch's in the second game as well as he caused the Liverpool defence a lot of problems.
Also, from the club's financial point of view, Minamino joining Liverpool would be a great boost for the club for their ambitions in the biggest continent in the world, Asia. The Japanese superstar will certainly help Liverpool become more and more popular in Asia and it will reflect in the club's merchandise sales.
The Asian market is something every club has been looking to capture in recent years and Minamino could help Liverpool finally achieve that. And, Liverpool will get all that for an investment of just £7.25m.
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