Wolves are reportedly showing interest in Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino.
This Is Anfield have an exclusive, claiming Wanderers are one of five clubs interested in the Japan international.
Apparently, Liverpool are willing to let Minamino depart this summer, and would accept an offer in the region of £17 million.
The player’s agent Yusuke Akiyama is in Europe at the moment negotiating with other clubs as he seeks to facilitate an exit from Anfield for his client.
As well as Wolves, it is stated that Leeds United, Southampton, Fulham and AS Monaco are all interested.
Liverpool officials are expecting a speedy solution.
Minamino joined Liverpool in January 2020 from RB Salzburg.
He has so far clocked up 55 appearances for the Reds, although most of those have come as a substitute.
It has been difficult for him to break into the started XI with the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz for competition.
He spent the second half of 2020/21 on loan at Southampton, which could potentially put them slightly ahead of the other clubs in the race.
Takumi Minamino could be a great addition for Wolves
Minamino is definitely someone worth considering for Wolves.
The club are not signing Francisco Trincao permanently. And there is also a good chance Adama Traore leaves this summer, since he won’t sign a new deal at Molineux.
Minamino, 27, is extremely versatile, capable of playing on either wing or centrally.
The star actually scored 10 goals in 24 appearances last term, which is a decent return considering his lack of minutes.
He’s unlucky to be behind world-class players at Liverpool, and one gets the feeling he could thrive elsewhere.
Jurgen Klopp has always spoken very highly of him. In February he said after a game against Norwich City (via Daily Mail): “He shows everything, he has everything. That’s how it is, that’s why he is our player. His character is obviously top-class, which means when he is needed or when I give him the opportunity, he is delivering on a top-class level. I’m really happy.”
£17 million is quite a lot to pay though.