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Wolves transfer news: Takumi Minamino set to join Monaco as French side agree with Liverpool

Takumi Minamino, was has recently been linked with Wolves, is set to join AS Monaco.

Sky Sports report that the French club have agreed a fee with Liverpool for the Japan international’s transfer.

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Minamino has been widely expected to depart this summer having really struggled for game time at Anfield.

The star, 27, has been behind the likes of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz, and has had to make do with mainly substitute appearances.

Mane has left to join Bayern Munich, but the Reds have already brought in Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho.

Earlier this month, This Is Anfield claimed that Wolves were in the hunt to sign Minamino.

Leeds United, Southampton and Fulham were all interested in the player.

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But it looks as though Monaco have won out.

Supposedly they will pay Liverpool an initial £12.9 million, with £2.6 million to come in add-ons.

The versatile star will be hoping to get his career back on track and get regular game time in Ligue 1.

And Wolves will seemingly now have to turn their attention elsewhere.

Monaco-bound Minamino could have been nice for Wolves, but Gibbs-White can step up

Minamino might have made for a decent addition for Wolves.

He’s a hardworking player who can play in lots of positions around the final third.

He’s struggled for game time at Liverpool purely because of the world-class level of the other players.

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Minamino will likely make a really good signing for Monaco, and it is a slight shame for Wolves.

That said, Wanderers have similar type of player in Morgan Gibbs-White, who will hopefully be sticking around this summer.

The academy graduate enjoyed a fantastic loan spell with Sheffield United last season, and could potentially improve Wolves in those attacking areas in 2022/23.

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