West Ham should try and sign Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino on loan this summer, after reports suggested the forward could be leaving the Reds.
Minamino could be available to sign following a lack of game time in Merseyside, according to a report by Sky Sports at the end of May.
The Japan international arrived at Anfield in January 2020 from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, but despite impressing he has yet to establish a starting role in Jurgen Klopp’s setup.
The 27-year-old registered an incredible 107 goal contributions in 198 appearances for his former team but has only managed to bag 14 goals in 55 appearances for the Reds.
Since then he has gone out on loan to Southampton where he showed glimpses of what he is capable of but failed to impress heavily enough to warrant more minutes at his parent club.
Now, several clubs could be after his services, to help him get back into the type of form that secured him a move to the Premier League in the first place.
Minamino could be a very good signing for West Ham, where his versatility going forward could help out manager David Moyes. He can play on the wing or up front, and his clinical finishing will certainly help the club grab more goals.
He could be a great addition to the side, but West Ham should also be wary that he has not yet impressed to an elite standard in the top flight so far and that should be considered when weighing up any potential move to sign him.
A loan opportunity, like he had with Southampton, would be perfect for the 2022/23 season so that Moyes can decide how influential he could be for this West Ham team.
Minamino would receive more playing time in the Premier League without permanently leaving Liverpool, and the Hammers can afford to pay his wages for the duration of the campaign – making this a win-win scenario for all parties.
West Ham need to sign more forwards this summer, and if they can agree a deal to sign Minamino on a season-long loan then Moyes should do what he can to bring the talisman to the London Stadium for next season.