Deal Close: Ligue 1 giants on the verge to agree deal for Liverpool 27-year-old forward

Premier League giants, Liverpool have reportedly agreed to sell out-of-favour forward, Takumi Minamino to AS Monaco for €18m (£15.5m).

The 27-year-old attacker has failed to nail down a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI and featured from the start only seven times across all competitions in the 2021-22 season.

While Senegalese international forward, Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich, the arrivals of Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho – along with the January signing of Luis Diaz – are set to push Minamino look new club to play regular first-team football.

Despite reported interest from Fulham, Wolves and Leeds United in Minamino, BBC Sport reports that Liverpool have reached an agreement with Monaco to sell the attacker within days.

The report claims that the Ligue 1 giants are set to pay €15m (£12.9m) up front, with a further €3m (£2.6m) in add-ons.

Since joining the Merseyside Reds from Red Bull Salzburg back in 2020, Minamino has managed to found back of the net 14 times and provided three assists in 53 games across all tournaments.

The Japan international struggled to contribute to Klopp’s team in the English top-tier, however, his exploits in the domestic cups will be remembered by the Anfield faithful, as he managed to found back of the net seven times in eight games to help the Reds win both the FA Cup and EFL Cup in 2021-22.