Liverpool Transfers: 3 reasons why Reds shouldn’t give up on Takumi Minamino

Liverpool, Takumi Minamino (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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Southampton, Takumi Minamino
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Liverpool need to give him a different loan, not take a loss on a transfer

Pandemic prices mean that only the very elite players still go for their usual rate. Takumi Minamino isn’t going to have many takers on a permanent transfer, with the possible exception of the Bundesliga. And if Liverpool were to sell Minamino, they would not make up the 7.25 million pounds they paid for the player.

Let’s say they were to sell him to the Bundesliga, which, stylistically, is a good league for him and can help him gain confidence. Why not just loan him there instead to help him get some more rhythm? And if the Reds really do want the option to make some cash, they can put in an option to buy that would be at a profit, which a team would likely then activate if Minamino proves to be important in their chase for European football.

Minamino might do better with another Premier League loan if the goal is to get him acclimated to the league and see if he can potentially contribute to Liverpool in the 2022-2023 season. In that case, the Reds would be wise to find a new fit for Minamino.

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He has shown some positive traits at Southampton despite playing just 655 minutes with two goals and not much of an impact on the ball. Maybe the physicality of the league is getting to Minamino. And maybe all he needs is time and a little more fight to bounce back and adjust to the competition in the Premier League.