By Beck Pascal

13th Jun, 2022 | 11:30am

Leeds United must act as rivals take pole position for Takumi Minamino

Leeds United must wake up and act now if they have any hope of signing Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino after the latest developments surrounding his potential transfer. 

A report by Football Insider [11 June] says Wolves have made contact with Liverpool, holding talks with the Japan international’s agent regarding a move to Molineux in the summer. 

Bruno Lage’s side are said to be willing to match the £17million price tag placed on the winger’s head by Jurgen Klopp and co. 

Minamino had a hand in 11 goals across all competitions in the 2021/22 campaign, a very impressive return considering his lack of game time at Anfield. 

If the Whites are interested in the former RB Salzburg ace, they must act now before Wolves, who sit in pole position, get the deal over the line.

Move, now.

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Why on earth aren’t Leeds doing everything they can to get this deal over the line? 

Not only is the Liverpool forward a tried and tested Premier League player, but he also has a brilliant relationship with Jesse Marsch.

The American was the man to give him his chance and after that, the forward never looked back. 

There is no doubt whatsoever that the 27-year-old will fit the Leeds system like a glove.

He is £17million fee could turn out to be a bargain and you would struggle to find any players as decorated as he is for such a steal price.

The Whites need to act fast before they regret it. Not only did the 2021/22 campaign price how desperate they are for more squad depth but Marsch doesn’t actually know what attacking options he will have for the 2022/23 term with a host of stars’ futures remaining uncertain.

In other Leeds United news, Chris Sutton has teared Leeds to shreds, sharing a major transfer view after a recent “disaster”.