Monaco boss confirms imminent signing of Takumi Minamino

Monaco manager Philippe Clement has confirmed that Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino is on the verge of signing for the Ligue 1 side.

A deal was agreed between the two clubs on Tuesday, with Monaco seeing off competition from Leeds and Fulham to land the Japan international.

90min understands the team from the principality will pay Liverpool a fee of €15m (€12.9m) plus a further €3m (€2.6m) in add-ons.

Speaking to AFP following a friendly on Saturday, Clement confirmed that Minamino’s arrival was imminent.

“I’m very happy, I’ve known him for a long time,” he said. “He was very high on our list. Everyone here is convinced that he has the qualities to bring something to the team.

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