Liverpool stakes =N=3.4 b on Takumi Minamino

Liverpool Football Club has signed Japanese International, Takumi Minamino for  for a reported fee of $9.5 million from Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg.The 24-year-old forward who impressed the Liverpool board in their Champions League group matches signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.Minamino, who scored in the 4-3 defeat by Liverpool in the Champions League group stage in October said his new contract is a dream come true.The striker would be free to play for Liverpool from January 1 and could be involved in the FA Cup third-round tie at home to city rivals Everton on January 5.Minamino made 199 appearances for Salzburg, scoring 64 goals, while he earned 22 caps For Japan and scored 11 times since making his debut in October 2015.

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