Liverpool are ready to move for RedBull Salzburg attacker Takumi Minamino in the January window, according to The Times.
The right winger has impressed Jurgen Klopp sufficiently enough for the Reds boss to give the green light to sign the 24-year-old Japan international.
Paul Joyce of The Times reports that Klopp is eager to get a move done next month because Minamino has a release clause of just £7.25million, which is thought to be just a snip of his true market value.
The Reds are to “accelerate their interest” in the player, who apparently “thrilled” Klopp with his two performances against his side.
He scored at Anfield in October in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over the Austrian side and he was the hosts’ best player against Klopp’s men this week.
Liverpool ready to move for Red Bull Salzburg’s Takumi Minamino in January. He has a release clause of just £7.25millionhttps://t.co/Uw0PtpLMbE
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) December 12, 2019
The versatile Salzburg man can play in a variety of attacking positions and at 24 he fits the bill for Klopp.
Klopp admitted last week he was open to reinforcements this winter, as he ponders whether to let young forward Rhian Brewster leave on loan.
Brewster has not pushed his way into the first-team reckoning as much as Klopp would have liked and the German boss is thinking about adding Minamino to his side.
The Mirror claims Minamino, who has scored 11 times in 22 games for Japan, has “incredible stats on his running and stamina” and his versatility will make him a perfect addition to Klopp’s high-pressing forward line.