Liver­pool land Ja­panese star

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Liver­pool

– Liver­pool have reached an agree­ment with Salzburg for the trans­fer of Ja­pan play­maker Takumi Mi­namino, the Premier League club has said. Liver­pool did not dis­close the fee but Bri­tish me­dia have re­ported that his re­lease clause was £7.25 mil­lion and that the 24-year-old would of­fi­cially join from the Aus­trian club on Jan­uary 1.

“It has been a dream, my dream to be­come a Liver­pool player. And I’m so ex­cited that the mo­ment has come true,” Mi­namino told Liver­pool’s web­site in a state­ment.

“To play in the Premier League was one of my tar­gets. I was think­ing if my ca­reer as a foot­baller pro­gressed smoothly, some­day I would be able to play in the Premier League.

“But I never thought I would be able to play in this team and I’m re­ally happy about it,” added a de­lighted Mi­namino. –

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