Southampton look to have pulled off a significant coup as they shut in on a mortgage deal for Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino.
Officers at St Mary’s opened negotiations with Liverpool on Monday morning over a possible six-month mortgage deal.
Discussions have continued all through the day with a deal in precept agreed between the 2 golf equipment hours earlier than the 11pm switch deadline.
The 26-year previous Japan worldwide is present process a medical on Monday night, after which he’s anticipated to hitch his new Southampton team-mates at their staff resort in Manchester forward of Tuesday’s recreation in opposition to Manchester United.
It’s thought the participant was not registered in time to make his debut at Outdated Trafford, but when the deal goes via he might be set to be at Ralph Hasenhuttl’s disposal for his or her Premier League conflict at Newcastle on Saturday.
Southampton failed of their makes an attempt to signal Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Liverpool full-back Neco Williams on Deadline Day, however the Japanese might develop into the primary and solely January incoming at St Mary’s.
Minamino’s arrival permits Shane Lengthy to depart the membership for Bournemouth on mortgage, because the Cherries are searching for a alternative for Josh King after they verbally agreed offers with Everton and Fulham for the Norway worldwide.
Minamino joined Liverpool in a £7.65m deal from RB Salzburg in December 2019, however has discovered taking part in time tough to return by at Anfield and will discover extra first-team minutes on the south coast.
He made 9 appearances for Liverpool within the Premier League this season, scoring one aim in opposition to Crystal Palace in December, though he has taken half in solely six minutes of league soccer since.