FC Red Bull Salzburg are using the option to extend the contract of Takumi Minamino to 31 May 2021.
It was back in January 2015 when he left Cerezo Osaka for the Red Bulls that we first said Servus to Minamino - or Konnichiwa. In the three years since, the 23-year-old Japanese attacker has made 111 competitive appearances for Salzburg, with the number 18 on his shirt, scoring 36 goals.
The attacking midfielder has also won three Austrian Bundesliga titles with FC Red Bull Salzburg as well as three ÖFB Cups.
Takumi Minamino says himself:
I am very happy that the club are continuing to place their faith in me and that we have extended the contract. For me this also means I have a duty to continue to give my all for the team.
Director of football Christoph Freund adds:
Takumi has become a very important player for FC Red Bull Salzburg, with a very good rate of goalscoring. We are certain that he hasn't yet reached his peak with us and will continue to develop. We are pleased that he has extended his contract.