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Leeds United: Marsch can form deadly duo by signing Takumi Minamino

Leeds United have not found scoring goals quite as simple this season as they made it look in their previous Premier League campaign.

With 36 top-flight games played this term, the Whites have scored 39 goals, fewer than the likes of Brentford, Southampton and Newcastle United.

To put that into perspective, the Yorkshire club had scored 57 goals by the same point last season.

One man who has been a shining light for Jesse Marsch’s side in an attacking sense is Raphinha.

With 33 league games under his belt, the Brazilian has scored 10 goals and provided three assists along the way, leaving no other Leeds player with more goal contributions.

Looking ahead to the summer transfer window, one man who the Yorkshire club could look to bring in and who may have what it takes to improve the Whites’ attack and potentially form a deadly duo with Raphinha is Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino.

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Back in January, Leeds were linked with a move for the Japan international, only for him to stay at Anfield.

Liverpool struck a deal for Minamino back in December 2019 from Marsch’s former club RB Salzburg. Since then, the 27-year-old has made 54 appearances for the Reds across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and delivering three assists along the way.

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During his time under Marsch’s management in Austria, the winger scored nine goals and provided 11 assists in 22 appearances, which shows that the American knows how to get the best out of the player.

Taking into account how Minamino has only made 10 appearances for Liverpool in the Premier League this season and hasn’t even been involved in a top-flight matchday squad since March, it’s safe to say that he’s nowhere near the top of the pecking order in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

With Liverpool having the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz in their ranks, it doesn’t look good for the former Salzburg star’s his future at Anfield.

Praised by Klopp for his “exceptional” performances in the past, Minamino could be a valuable asset for Leeds as an extra attacking presence in their side who certainly has what it takes to link up with Raphinha and form a scary duo under his one-time Salzburg manager once again.

With all this in mind, if the Whites can avoid relegation, launching a move for the Liverpool outcast could be a great move for all parties concerned.

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