Salzburg forward Takumi Minamino is set to join Liverpool in January, according to Melissa Reddy of The Independent.

According to the report, the Reds have agreed to pay the £7.25 million release clause in Minamino’s contract.

Liverpool had to act quickly in order fight off interest from Manchester United and several Bundesliga teams, which has seen the Anfield club agree a January deal in principle with Salzburg.

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SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – DECEMBER 10: Andy Robertson of Liverpool tackles Takumi Minamino of Red Bull Salzburg during the UEFA Champions League group E match between RB Salzburg and Liverpool FC at Red Bull Arena on December 10, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Jurgen Klopp has had the opportunity to watch Minamino twice this season, as the Reds played Salzburg in the Champions League.

Considering that he is available for just £7.25 million, it makes sense that Liverpool are set to sign him. He is also only 24 years old, which means he has plenty of football ahead of him.

He gives the Reds depth in attack, and considering how taxing the second half of the season will be, it makes sense for Liverpool to bring in reinforcement.

Many Liverpool fans took to Twitter after Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against the Austrian side praising Minamino. This is a signing that many of the supporters would agree with.

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  1. Ranjit Singh Mann

    For that price we can’t go wrong, a player that would be worth 30 to 40 million easily if he didn’t have the release clause in his contract. I don’t expect him to settle into the league until next season due to the physicality of the Premier League but after he should fly. Pity he will be cup tied in the Champions League matches and won’t be signing in time for the world club cup.

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  2. Abi

    Not surprised, he was awesome in the first tie against Liverpool. And for note he plays a little bit like Firmino but quicker. Rubbing my hands with glee.

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