Liverpool can complete Arne Slot reunion and solve Newcastle FFP problem with £40m transfer

Yankuba Minteh celebrates with the TOTO KNVB trophy
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Liverpool could make a move for winger Yankuba Minteh this summer. The 19-year-old winger has been heavily linked with an exit from Newcastle United following his impressive performances while on loan at Feyenoord.

Minteh, who sees his contract at St James' Park expire in 2028, featured 27 times for Arne Slot's former side in the Eredivisie this season, scoring ten goals and providing six assists. His eye-catching displays have reportedly courted the interest of some top clubs in Europe, including the Reds.

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United are 'reluctantly considering offers' worth £40million for the teenage sensation. The report states that Liverpool are one of several clubs who have registered an interest in Minteh as they look to bolster their frontline.

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Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez both face uncertain futures at Anfield, meanwhile Mohamed Salah sees his contract expire next year. With Slot eager to put his twist on the Liverpool squad this summer, Minteh has reportedly been identified as a target.

Speaking to Dutch publication Rondo in March, the former Feyenoord boss provided an update on the winger's future. Slot was impressed with the player's pace, saying: "If you are that fast, it is a huge weapon.

"One action and he is gone, then you will not catch up with him again. I think that his choices are already improving in the final phase. The bad thing for us is that if his choices become really good, he will probably no longer play for us."

Then, in an interview with Voetbal International in May, Minteh admitted he didn't know what the future holds for him this summer. As quoted by the Chronicle Live, he said: "At the moment, I don’t know what will happen. How the supporters treat me is very special, but I don’t know at the moment whether I will leave or stay. We’ll see what the future brings."

The Telegraph add that there is 'strong interest' in Minteh from clubs in Italy and Germany. It's said that Newcastle would prefer to keep the Gambia international, but they know they have to sell players this summer in order to comply with the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability rules.

By signing Minteh, Liverpool can reunite Slot with one of the most exciting players he worked with at Feyenoord while also giving Newcastle a helping hand as they look to combat PSRs and financial fair play rules.