LONDON (UK) – Southampton inked a loan agreement with Liverpool for Japan international Takumi Minamino until the end of the season, said the south coast club in a statement.
Liverpool roped in the attacking midfielder last January from Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg for 7.25 million pounds ($9.93 million). For the Merseyside club, he has made 31 appearances in all matches.
Minamino, 26, has played for Japan 26 times and would offer a good attacking option in the second half of the campaign, said Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuettl.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Takumi to our squad for the rest of this season,” Hasenhuettl said.
“This will give us some additional depth in our squad at an important time, and I’m looking forward to beginning work with him on the training pitch.”