Liverpool star Takumi Minamino snubs Wolves move - sources

By Wayne Veysey

22nd Jun, 2022 | 7:00am

Sources: Takumi Minamino rejects Wolves move after offer tabled

Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino has rejected a move to Wolves in order to join Monaco, Football Insider understands.

The 27-year-old has received an offer from the Premier League club after being given the green light to leave Anfield.

But a recruitment source has told Football Insider that Minamino preferred the proposal of Monaco to that of Wolves.

The French club have now agreed a £15.5million fee with Liverpool including add-ons.

He is expected to complete the move in the coming days and become the latest senior forward to leave Liverpool following Sadio Mane and Divock Origi.

Wolves are trying to bolster their front line after their poor form at the end of the 2021-22 campaign cost them a place in European competition for the following season.

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Bruno Lage’s side lost five of their last seven Premier League games, scoring only five times in those outings.

Star man Raul Jimenez only scored six league goals in his 34 appearances during 2021-22 following his return from injury.

Hee Chan Hwang will join Wolves on 1 July after the club activated the option to make his loan move from RB Leipzig permanent back in January.

He scored five goals in 31 games for the club during the 2021-22 season.

Minamino scored 10 goals in 24 total outings for Liverpool during the recently-concluded season, his best goalscoring campaign for the club.

The Japan star has failed to nail down a regular starting place in Jurgen Klopp’s side since joining from RB Salzburg in December 2020.

He will be hoping his career can be given some much-needed momentum as he nears his move to Monaco.

In other news, a pundit has issued a ‘big’ claim on Liverpool signing Jude Bellingham this summer after twist.