Southampton have pulled off a significant coup on Deadline Day by signing Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino on a mortgage deal till the tip of the season.
Officers at St Mary’s opened negotiations with Liverpool on Monday morning and discussions continued all through the day, with a deal agreed between the 2 golf equipment hours earlier than the 11pm switch deadline.
The 26-year outdated Japanese worldwide underwent a medical on Monday night and can now be part of his new Southampton team-mates at their group lodge in Manchester forward of Tuesday’s recreation in opposition to Manchester United.
It’s thought the participant was not registered in time to make his debut at Outdated Trafford, however he will likely be at Ralph Hasenhuttl’s disposal for his or her Premier League conflict at Newcastle on Saturday.
Minamino will turn into the second Japan worldwide to symbolize the membership, following within the footsteps of Maya Yoshida.
On his arrival, Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl stated: “I’m more than happy to welcome Takumi to our squad for the remainder of this season.
“He’ll assist present one other good attacking possibility, and is importantly the suitable profile of participant for us.
“This may give us some extra depth in our squad at an necessary time, and I’m wanting ahead to starting work with him on the coaching pitch.”
The arrival additionally allowed Shane Lengthy to depart the membership for Bournemouth on mortgage for the rest of the season. Bournemouth supervisor Jason Tindall stated of the 34-year-old: “I’m delighted to deliver an attacker of Shane’s expertise and high quality to the membership.
“In addition to his undoubted technical capability, Shane’s character, maturity and management expertise are one thing we have now been looking for so as to add to what’s a comparatively younger squad.
“He has performed on the highest degree for almost all of his profession – together with the previous 9 seasons – and we hope to deliver the most effective out of him over the approaching months as we purpose to achieve promotion again to the Premier League.”
Minamino joined Liverpool in a £7.65m deal from RB Salzburg in December 2019, however has discovered enjoying time tough to come back by at Anfield and is prone to discover extra first-team minutes on the south coast.
He made 9 appearances for Liverpool within the Premier League this season, scoring one objective in opposition to Crystal Palace in December, though he has taken half in solely six minutes of league soccer since.