This comes after Lynch made an appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the player.
On the subject of whether or not Liverpool could potentially make a profit on Minamino if they sold him in the upcoming summer transfer window, Lynch had this to say on the matter. (24.47)
He said: “I don’t think the pandemic has affected transfer fees enough for them to not make a pretty decent profit on Minamino which just shows you how good they are really in the transfer market in terms of picking out that release clause and having good relationships with Salzburg on the Red Bull family of clubs has really paid off for them there.
“I think if someone like Sevilla is in for him if Southampton obviously with Premier League money they’ve still got even in [pandemic] times. I think Liverpool could get a bit of a bidding war going if they did make it clear that they were willing to sell Minamino.
“Even if they doubled the money that’d be a good investment, wouldn’t it? It would look like a sensible buy; he hasn’t had a negative effect on Liverpool in any sense.
“If they can flip him for a decent profit then I’m sure Michael Edwards would be happy with that and that money would obviously go straight back into the Liverpool squad.”
Overall, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £10.8 million, has made 31 appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he has managed to score four goals and provide two assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on David Lynch’s comments on Minamino…
Back in the previous January transfer window, Liverpool loaned Minamino out to fellow Premier League side Southampton where he has gone on to make six appearances for the club and score two goals in the process.
Taking this into account, if Minamino can pick up some more goals or assists throughout the remainder of the season at Southampton, this could allow Liverpool to bring his price tag up to a higher fee than the one they originally paid for him if they do decide to sell him in the summer.
Would you be disappointed if Liverpool sold Minamino this summer?
In our view, if the club don’t intend on playing him regularly and can make a profit on him, then perhaps selling Minamino and using his transfer fee to boost their squad elsewhere, then this could be a sensible move for the Reds.