A fiesty start to life on Merseyside
Takumi Minamino looks set for a potential Liverpool debut against Merseyside rivals Everton, after having a medical on Wednesday.
The Japanese winger has had a brilliant start to the season with Red Bull Salzburg.
The 24-year-old has scored an impressive nine goals and assisted 11 across all competitions.
Two of his goals came in the Champions League, with one of them being against Liverpool.
Now, he looks set to complete a move to Merseyside.
Reports first surfaced after Liverpool’s recent meeting with Red Bull Salzburg, in their last Champions League group game.
It was suggested that Liverpool would sign Minamino for £7.25million when the winter window opens.
Now, it looks as though a deal could be done imminently, with a medical set for Wednesday.
Medical penned in
According to Paul Joyce, northern football correspondent for The Times, Minamino is set for his medical with Liverpool today.
He also claims that barring any late hitches, Minamino should be a Liverpool player on January 1st.
What makes that even more interesting is his potential debut.
Liverpool face off against Everton in the Merseyside derby on January 5th, and could face a tough test if Carlo Ancelotti joins the Toffees.
According to Joyce, Minamino could make his debut against Everton.
That would no doubt be an incredible game to introduce yourself to the Liverpool fans, should he score.
Takumi Minamino set to have a medical at Liverpool today. Barring no hitches, he would join from Red Bull Salzburg on January 1and his first game could be the FA Cup tie versus Everton on Jan 5.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) December 18, 2019
Salzburg mass exodus incoming
Minamino isn’t the only player that’s being linked with a move away from Salzburg.
Erling Braut Haaland also looks set to leave, either in January or the summer transfer window.
According to the latest reports, Manchester United are ‘optimistic’ over a deal.