Japan national team player Takumi Minamino will reportedly sit down with Liverpool to discuss his future at the club this summer. According to media portalHampshireLive, the attacking midfielder from Japan is determined to play regular first team football as from the start of next season even if it’s not going to be at parent club Liverpool and that desire will lead him to talk with manager JurgenKlopp and other Liverpool officials about his future at the club.


Liverpool signed Minamino at the start of last year and he was unable to break into the starting XI at the club in one year before he was farmed out on loan to fellow Premier League team Southampton at the start of this year. The Japan international moved to the Saints on a short-term loan until this summer and they arelikely to sign him permanently.

It has been reported that Southampton have already made an enquiry about re-signing him and a possible return to the St. Mary’s Stadium for the Japanese player would be dependent on Liverpool.

The Saints have already showed their intent on rewarding loan players who impressed for the club after England international Theo Walcott was handed a two-year permanent deal on a free transfer following his successful loan spell during the just concluded season. The ex-Arsenal winger had spent the final year of his Everton contract on loan with the Saints who decided to sign him on a free transfer this summer.

Japanese international Minamino could also follow in the footsteps of Walcott by penning a deal at Southampton but that is dependent on Liverpool and what they think about the future of the player at Anfield.