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Southampton: Journalist shares big Minamino update

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Journalist David Lynch has now shared a big Southampton transfer update involving Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino as the Saints eye new signings.

The Lowdown: Busy summer for Semmens?

Saints transfer chief Martin Semmens may well be set for a busy summer before manager Ralph Hasenhuttl begins Southampton pre-season for the 2022/2023 Premier League season.

The arrival of a new goalkeeper has already been heavily tipped through the press as Southampton reportedly close in on Manchester City starlet Gavin Bazanu.

A new forward could also come to St. Mary’s with news emerging on Reds attacker Minamino.

The Latest: Lynch shares big Minamino update…

According to Liverpool reporter Lynch, the Japan international is ‘closing in’ on an Anfield departure as Southampton meet with the player’s agent.

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The price is apparently £17 million as Hasenhuttl’s side become contenders for his signature.

He explained:

“Takumi Minamino closing in on an #LFC departure with his agent having flown to Europe to field interest from Leeds, Southampton, Wolves, Fulham and Monaco. Situation likely to be resolved quickly – Liverpool hoping to secure £17m.”

The Verdict: Get it done?

The 40-cap star has been called a ‘coach’s dream‘ by manager Jurgen Klopp, even despite his lack of opportunities on Merseyside.

He already knows Southampton having spent time under Hasenhuttl on a brief loan spell in 2020/2021, and despite arguably failing to impress at that time, it appears Minamino is ready to grab the bull by the horns.

Over his four Carabao Cup starts for the Reds last season, he bagged four goals whilst attempting a brilliant 3.2 shots at goal per 90 (WhoScored) – backing how he could be a consistent threat when given the opportunity.

For £17m, it’s a move Semmens and co may well consider.

In other news: Southampton now frontrunners for ‘fabulous’ signing who’d suit Ralph ‘down to the ground’! Find out more here.

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