Monaco signs Takumi Minamino from Liverpool on 4-year deal

MONACO (AP) - French league club Monaco signed attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino on a four-year deal from Liverpool on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Japan international scored 14 goals in 55 games overall for Liverpool after joining from Red Bull Salzburg.

Although he won three trophies at Liverpool - including the Premier League title in 2020 and both domestic cups last season - Minamino struggled to break into Jürgen Klopp's star-studded side.

Monaco gave no financial details but reports estimated the transfer fee at 15 million euros ($15.8 million).

Minamino is the second attacking player to leave the Champions League runner-up after Senegal forward Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich last week.

Coach Philippe Clement's attack-minded Monaco finished third last season to reach the qualifying rounds of the Champions League.


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Takumi Minamino of Japan, left, and Tunisia's Taha Yassine Khenissi jump for the ball during the Kirin Cup soccer tournament in Suita, west Japan, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) The Associated Press
Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, and Liverpool's Takumi Minamino challenge for the ball during a media day and training session ahead of the Champions League final at the training centre in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris, France, on Saturday May 28,2022.(AP Photo/Jon Super) The Associated Press
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