Minamino Takumi (28‧ AS Monaco) was labeled as ‘Asian Marketing’.
The British ‘Cut Offside’ reported on the 7th (Korean time), “The French media L’Equipe criticized the signing of AS Monaco over Minamino’s failure.”
He added, “Requipe evaluated the signing of AS Monaco’s Minamino as a contract for Asian marketing.”
Minamino left Salzburg (Austria) in January 2020 and transferred to Liverpool for 8.5 million euros (approximately 11.5 billion won).
As much as it was considered a ‘challenge’, the competition for the starting position was tough. In the second half of the 2019-20 season, he only made 14 appearances, most of which were substitutes. The 2020-21 season was no different메이저사이트. In the first half, I spent a lot of time sitting on the bench. As a result, he moved to Southampton on loan through the winter transfer window.
In the 2021-22 season, he performed impressively in cup competitions. He recorded 3 goals in 4 FA Cup matches and 4 goals and 1 assist in 5 English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) matches. He gave a great boost to help the team reach the finals. However, at the crucial moment, Minamino was not there. He was excluded from the FA Cup semi-finals (vs Manchester City) and the finals (vs Chelsea), and stayed on the bench in the EFL Cup finals (vs Chelsea).
Minamino eventually moved to AS Monaco in Ligue 1, France, last summer. According to England’s ‘The Athletic’, the basic transfer fee was 15 million euros (about 20 billion won), and an add-on of 3 million euros (about 4 billion won) was added.
Minamino dreamed of a comeback. But her reality was devastating. He has played only 17 official matches (773 minutes) so far and scored only one goal. In addition, he only appeared in one of the six Ligue 1 games played this year.
As Minamino’s sluggish performance continued, the French ‘Requipe’ blatantly criticized it as “for Asian marketing.”
Minamino’s tough life in Europe continues.