AS Monaco Mercato: ASM’s interest in a Liverpool player in recent weeks has been concluded with an official transfer on Tuesday.
AS Monaco Mercato: ASM offers Takumi Minamino from Liverpool
“AS Monaco is pleased to announce the arrival of Takumi Minamino. He has signed up for 4 seasons, until June 2026”, informed the club club Rocher in an official press release on Tuesday. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder is ASM’s first summer recruit. According to the specialized site Transfermark, his transfer from Liverpool (where his contract was valid until June 2024) cost the Rock club €15 million. The Japanese international (42 caps, 17 goals) will discover Ligue 1 after the Japanese championship where he played with Cerezo Osaka (2011-2014), then Red Bull Salzburg in Austria (January 2015-January 2020) and obviously Liverpool and Southampton (loan) in the Premier League (2020-2022).
The Japanese is happy to join ASM
Takumi Minamino has expressed his great joy at being able to play in another major European championship after England. “It is a great joy for me to join AS Monaco. I am happy to be part of the Club’s project, which has just finished on the podium twice in a row and is one of the most recognized in an exciting championship. I’m looking forward to getting to know my new surroundings and doing everything I can to help the team,” he said.
Sporting director of AS Monaco, Paul Mitchell is also happy with the nice success at the Reds with the Japanese. “We are very happy and enthusiastic about the idea of welcoming Takumi Minamino to AS Monaco. He is a player we have known for many years and who, since his arrival in Europe, has continued to gain experience at the highest level, especially in European competitions. With his culture of victory, his versatility on the pitch and his status as an executive player within his selection, we are convinced that he has contributed to the development of our young team and enabled the group to achieve our objectives. We are delighted that he has decided to be part of our project,” explained the Monegasque leader.