By Pranav Shahaney

28th Jan, 2022 | 9:10am

Leeds United told to make considerable bid to sign Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino

Leeds United have been told to cough up a ‘considerable’ offer for Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino, according to the Guardian.

In the January 28 edition of the paper, it is claimed that the Reds have rebuffed initial approaches for the 27-year-old by Leeds as well as Monaco.

They’re seemingly open to a deal but would need the finances to be ideal to go ahead with the sale.

Worth the hassle?

Minamino set the stage alight against Liverpool in the Champions League a few years back.

Many, including Jurgen Klopp and the Reds hierarchy, thought that they had unearthed a rare talent who could become world class in a few years.

However, since his move to Anfield, minutes have been few and far in between for the Japan international.

He’s not had the sort of impact Diogo Jota has had, which is why he’s dispensable to the Reds.

Leeds clearly will not be able to match what they want for the speedy Japanese attacker.

If they’re willing to do a loan, then it could be something worth considering, but that seems unlikely.

Liverpool already have Mo Salah and Sadio Mane out for international duty and would not want to deplete their attacking reserves without being compensated well enough for them.

It’s best if the Whites look elsewhere as they desperately need to add bodies to their side before the window shuts, given their table position and number of injuries in the squad.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay issues a major January update amid recent development that would certainly be exciting for the Elland Road faithful.