It’s no secret that Lazio are interested in Takumi Minamino. But who isn’t?
The latest update from Italy suggests that Lazio are preparing move for Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino. The 27-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Liverpool spent 8.5 million euros to sign the Japan international from Red Bull Salzburg in the winter of 2020. He has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
The winger has banged in 10 goals and provided one assist in 24 matches this term on all fronts.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best footballers in Japan.
His record for Japan is impressive. Minamino has scored 17 goals in 39 matches for Japan at senior level.
The Japan international is believed to be available for transfer, with Maurizio Sarri now keen to bring him to Lazio.
Lazio have earmarked Liverpool winger as their target, with Maurizio Sarri being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player.
The 27-year-old is thought to perfectly fit the profile of winger Maurizio Sarri wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Lazio are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Red Bull Salzburg man is a dynamic winger, who possesses good technical skills and ball control.
According to the report, “Lazio are readying a bid for Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino. The Japan international could be on the move from Reds after failing to secure a regular start this season. Il Corriere dello Sport says Lazio are keen and are working on a move with new kit sponsors Mizuno. Also working on the deal is fellow sponsors and crypto partners Binance as they seek to strengthen their profile across Asia.”
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The Italian giants will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Minamino to join the club.
Liverpool are preparing to sell their winger should they receive right offer for him.
Takumi Minamino ideal fit for Lazio?
Takumi Minamino stands as an excellent option for Lazio. He will be an ideal choice for Sarri as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
Lazio fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
How strong that interest is and whether Lazio will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.