By Azeem Siddiqui

14th Jun, 2022 | 8:40am

Leeds United must make move for Liverpool star Takumi Minamino after transfer fee revealed

Leeds United have been linked with a number of players in the ongoing transfer window and one of them was Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino.

The Japan international has been tipped as one of the potential candidates to replace star player Raphinha who has been linked with a move away.

Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted on Tuesday morning that Minamino will still leave the club in the summer and that three clubs are fighting for his signature.

He also reported that the price tag for the winger’s departure will be in the region of £14.5million.

Good business

If Leeds will be able to get their man, it will be pretty good business, considering that Minamino has already played under the Whites’ current manager Jesse Marsch.

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Even though he is not a like-to-like replacement of Raphinha but having someone who already has Premier League experience and someone who knows what the manager will expect of him will be a big bonus for Leeds going forward.

Minamino has been a Liverpool player since January 2020 when he moved from Austrian club RB Salzburg in a deal worth £7.5million [Sky Sports].

Since then, the 27-year-old has played 55 times for the Reds in all competitions where he managed to score 14 goals and provided three assists [Whoscored].

The former Salzburg winger spent the last half of the 2021-22 season on loan at Southampton where he played in 10 matches across all competitions and scored a couple of goals [Transfermarkt].

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta may lower the asking price for one of the club’s star players if he insists on leaving LS11 this summer.