According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Southampton are looking to bring Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino to St. Mary’s on loan for the rest of the season, and talks are at an advanced stage ahead of tonight’s 11 pm deadline.
The Japanese has made just eight appearances for the Reds this season, and he will be hoping for more playing opportunities with the Saints should a move work out.
There is excitement at Southampton about the possibility of landing Minamino, and it will be interesting to see how things go in the coming hours.
Southampton need quality additions right now given their recent injury crisis, and Minamino could help improve their fortunes on the pitch given his huge quality.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are currently 11th in the Premier League table after eight wins, five draws and seven defeats in 20 games, and an impressive finish to the campaign could help boost their chances of finishing in the top-six, with only four points between them and six-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Minamino can play on the wings, behind a striker and in central midfield, and his versatility should come handy at St. Mary’s.