This 24-year-old gets one £7.25m release clause in the contract, which has alerted many Bundesliga, Premier League, as well as Serie A clubs. Yet, as long as he passes the medical as well as barring unforeseen circumstances, the club should have the man as the window opens.
This Japan attacking-midfielder managed to impress against Liverpool in the Champions League group games, scoring at Anfield.
Christophe Freund – Salzburg sporting director, said on Thursday that he could confirm that there were these days discussions with Liverpool. It was an honor what clubs were interested in their players.
You know, Minamino was one of the stars of the Salzburg team, playing alongside the forwards Hwang-Hee Chan as well as Erling Braut Haaland.
After they went 3 vs. 0 down on Merseyside last October, Jesse Marsch – the head coach, switched the position of Minamino and he worked to steal the show in one number 10 role since Salzburg return to 3 vs. 3 before Mo Salah could bag one late winner.
Minamino with over 10 goals in over 20 games for Japan scored against Genk as well. He also has seven more in cup and league in Austria this season, thus taking the tally to nine thus far.
This player took part in RB Salzburg for no more than £1m in 2015.
A no-brainer for the club
Minamino has impressed in two games of Red Bull Salzburg against Liverpool from the Champions League. He managed to score at Anfield as well as creating impressions on the night of Tuesday over in Salzburg.
In the market today, he is arguably worthy of £20m or so, maybe even more than that, yet he gets a release clause of over £7.00m. From Liverpool‘s perspective, it is a no-brainer.
It makes sense for making a move given many clubs chase him.