Takumi Minamino s'engage avec l'AS Monaco jusqu'en 2026

Takumi Minamino s’engage avec l’AS Monaco jusqu’en 2026

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AS Monaco is pleased to announce the arrival of Takumi Minamino. The 27-year-old Japanese international attacking midfielder signed up for 4 seasons, until June 2026.

After Cerezo Osaka (2011-2014), where he was trained, Red Bull Salzburg (January 2015-January 2020) and Liverpool FC (January 2020-2022), who loaned him to Southampton FC during the second part of the 2020-2021 season, the Japanese international (42 caps, 17 goals) will discover his fifth club since the start of his career.

Over 400 pro games

Takumi Minamino has already played 391 official matches since his debut (114 goals, 41 assists), including 48 in European competitions. International since 2015, the winger has consolidated his talent on the grounds of the Premier League as well as those of the prestigious Champions League.

The native of Izumisano has a rich record, including 5 Austrian championship titles won in the Salzburg jersey (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), 1 English championship title (2020), 1 Cup England and 1 English League Cup gleaned last season with Liverpool, the club with which he reached the final of the last Champions League.

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Five times Austrian champion

A precocious talent, Takumi Minamino revealed himself in his native country (85 games, 17 goals at Cerezo Osaka), where he started as a professional when he was only 17 years old. His arrival in Europe, at Red Bull Salzburg, was quickly a winner, as evidenced by the cup-league double won just six months after his arrival in Austria.

The first trophies in a long series, since the winger, author of 64 goals in 199 games, won five consecutive Austrian championship titles under the colors of RBS, as well as 4 Austrian Cups. Performances that allowed him to join Liverpool FC in January 2020, with which he became English champion a few months later. Loaned to Southampton FC during the second part of the 2020-2021 season, he played 10 matches for the Saints, scoring 2 goals.

Japanese selection framework

Returning to Liverpool last summer, he greatly contributed to the Reds’ success in both domestic cups (FAC and League Cup) by scoring 11 goals and providing 2 assists in all competitions.

Alongside his club career, Takumi Minamino has also become part of the Japan National Team, which will play the World Cup in Qatar next fall. He also scored 5 goals during the qualifying phase of the competition, which the Japanese country flew over (8 wins in as many matches).

International since the U17 category, he won the U23 World Championship in 2016 and also competed in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the same year.

It is a great joy for me to join AS Monaco. I am happy to be part of the Club’s project, which has just finished on the podium twice in a row and is one of the most recognized in an exciting championship.

Takumi MinaminoNew attacking midfielder for AS Monaco

> Paul Mitchell, Sporting Director AS Monaco:
“We are very happy and enthusiastic about the idea of ​​welcoming Takumi to AS Monaco. He is a player we have known for many years and who, since his arrival in Europe, has continued to gain experience at the highest level, particularly in European competitions, and to win titles. With his culture of winning, his versatility on the pitch and his status as an executive player within his team, we are convinced that Takumi will contribute to the development of our young team and help the group achieve our objectives. We are delighted that he has decided to be part of our project and welcome him! »

> Takumi Minamino:
“It is a great joy for me to join AS Monaco. I am happy to be part of the Club’s project, which has just finished on the podium twice in a row and is one of the most recognized in an exciting championship. I’m looking forward to discovering my new environment and doing everything possible to help the team. »

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