According to The Independent, Liverpool have secured a deal for Red Bull Salzburg attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino to join in January, and it’s just the latest in a number of masterstrokes by sporting director Michael Edwards.
The deal is thought to be a worth a measly £7.25m – and considering his two goals and three assists in the Champions League so far this season, it looks like a bargain.
Since Edwards was appointed by the club, he’s managed to recoup £19m for Dominic Solanke and what could rise to £8m for Kevin Stewart. In a deal linked to Stewart’s, he bought Andy Roberston from Hull City for £8m, but before that, sold Jordon Ibe for £16m. He’s an incredibly shrewd operator and Takumi Minamino would boost his reputation even more.
Fans saw the news when it was posted on Twitter, and they couldn’t help but praise their sporting director for the great job he’s been doing. They replied to tweets from Liverpool fan account Empire of the Kop and Reds news aggregator Anfield Watch to express how happy they are with him.
Michael Edwards sold Kevin Stewart for more than he’s going to spend on Minamino.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 12, 2019
Liverpool will have spent £15.5m on Andy Robertson and Takumi Minamino.
They sold Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth for £19m.
Michael Edwards is an absolute genius. 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/CJpxrfyp97
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) December 12, 2019
You can see some of the fans’ reactions to the tweets below:
Michael Edwards deserves a statue 😎
— mickankop_ (@KanwatMichael) December 12, 2019
basically got robbo for free when we sold him what a masterclass
— Dan (@DxnLFC_) December 12, 2019
Man pays Aldi prices for M&S food.
— Mark Lester (@sparkystyles83) December 12, 2019
— OG (@OFO9999) December 12, 2019
This man deserves the best things in life. Absolute genius
— . (@Frank_sokei) December 12, 2019
Legit question: where does Edwards fit in LFC history? We have a wonderful legacy of managers who get on our equivalent of Mt. Rushmore, but really, I can’t think of anyone like Edwards!
— Jersey Todd (@JerseyTodd) December 12, 2019
— Nat Martin (@N_Martin8) December 12, 2019
Would Takumi Minamino be a good addition to this Liverpool side?
Liverpool fans, what do you think has been Michael Edwards’ best deal during his time at your club?
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