By Daniel Feliciano

27th Jan, 2022 | 8:15pm

Leeds make approach for Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino - report

Leeds have had an approach for winger Takumi Minamino rejected by Premier League club Liverpool, according to Sky Sports News.

Leeds are on the hunt for an extra attacker to go into their side following several injury problems for star striker Patrick Bamford.

The Whites are currently in a relegation battle, sitting in 15th place in the Premier League and just six points above the relegation zone.

According to Sky Sports they are looking to add to their squad by bringing in Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino and have tabled a bid, but the Reds have rejected the offer.

It’s unclear if they will return with another bid by Sky say that it would take a ‘serious offer’ to convince them to sell the 27-year-old before Monday’s deadline.


While the deal on this occasion hasn’t come to fruition, Minamino is exactly the type of player that Marcelo Bielsa can get the best out of to help Leeds’ position.

The Japan international plays with high intensity, has good technical qualities, bags of energy and knows how to score and create goals.

Jurgen Klopp has recently described Minamino as ‘outstanding‘ and it’s no surprise that he doesn’t want to lose him from his squad at short notice.

Leeds are desperate to make signings this winter to bolster their squad as they battle relegation and need to add goals to their side.

Only Raphinha has managed more than four this season, and as a team they have scored just 24 times in 21 games.

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