Liverpool confirmed on Wednesday that they have secured the services of RB Salzburg’s forward Takumi Minamino after paying the player’s release clause of £7.25m
The 24-year-old, who has featured 199 matches for the Austrian side, was equally Manchester United’s transfer target but the Red Devils couldn’t prevent the Merseyside club from securing his services ahead of January transfer window.
While revealing the reason behind United’s inability to lure the Japanese star to Old Trafford, Goal said that the Red Devils were ignorant of the player’s release clause.
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According to the media outlet, United’s chief Ed Woodward didn’t know that the player had such inexpensive release clause until after the Reds reached a deal with Salzburg for his signature.
However, 20-time Premier League Champions have moved on from the disappointment and Solskjaer has shifted his attention towards Erling Haaland’s services.
The Norwegian tactician is doing everything possible to lure the teenager to the Theatre of Dreams in January.
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has revealed that his client will be at Old Trafford beyond this season.
According to the super agent, the Frenchman isn’t angry with Solskjaer over the role he played in the player’s inability to complete his move to Real Madrid in the summer, and he is willing to help the team win more trophies.