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Takumi Minamino has already praised some Wolves players, amid Molineux transfer links

Wolves have been linked with a move for Takumi Minamino – and the star has already had kind words for some of the club’s players.

The Japan international is apparently a target for Wanderers, according to an exclusive from This Is Anfield.

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The Reds are ready to cash in on the star, who has found opportunities hard to come by since his move to the club from RB Salzburg.

Competition for the forward positions at Liverpool is fierce, and Minamino has often had to make do with making substitute appearances. He has tended to start in the cup games for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool officials are said to want to wrap up a deal with another club quickly.

That is not something Wolves are particularly renowned for.

Wanderers making a move for Minamino would be interesting though.

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The 27-year-old has actually already praised a few Wolves players.

Back in December ahead of Wolves’ first meeting with Liverpool at Molineux, he said (via Liverpool official): “There are many great players at Wolves such as Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore and Hwang Hee-chan, who was my teammate at Salzburg. They are tough opponents.

Wolves lost that game in cruel fashion, conceded to a last-gasp Divock Origi winner after a heroic defensive effort.

Minamino praise for Wolves player may suggest he’d be open to Molineux switch

If Wolves went in for Minamino then it’s possible he would fancy a move to Molineux, given his past comments.

He seems to have respect and admiration for the club.

And of course, he has already played with Hwang at Salzburg, which might be something he’d like to do again.

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It sounds as though Wolves would have to get a move on though, which perhaps makes a move unlikely.

Wolves tend not to do transfer business early, and Minamino probably won’t be short of suitors.