Big blow to Liverpool, the OL does not walk alone
Always in search of reinforcements for its attacking sector, Olympique Lyonnais is interested in Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino. The Japanese lacks playing time at the Reds and will not be retained this summer. But not surprisingly, other teams are also interested, starting with AS Monaco.
Olympique Lyonnais may not have finished surprising us during this mercato. After the return of Alexandre Lacazette, left free by Arsenal, the Rhone club still wants to strengthen its offensive sector. And the recent eighth of Ligue 1 does not lack ambition. While they are trying to convince their former midfielder Corentin Tolisso, the management is also active in the Liverpool squad. Olympique Lyonnais has begun discussions with the agents of Takumi Minamino, who has been strongly rumored to be on the move.
Minamino blocked by the competition
This is not surprising given his low playing time. This season, the 27-year-old winger has suffered from stiff competition at the Reds, especially after the arrival of Colombian Luis Diaz, who has settled in the eleven of Jürgen Klopp, alongside the untouchable Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané. As a result, the Japanese, under contract until 2024, has played only 11 Premier League games, including one as a starter. This situation has attracted the attention of Olympique Lyonnais, but also that of many other courtiers.
The English press mentions the interest of Leeds, Wolverhampton, Fulham and his former club Southampton. And according to the Times, AS Monaco is present on this file. The club of the Principality would even be the most advanced in the discussions for Takumi Minamino. It must be said that the Monegasque have certainly good financial arguments to present. Remember also that ASM, third in Ligue 1, will play in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League, while Olympique Lyonnais will not play any European competition next season. An important parameter in the mercato period.