Minamino has only been on the fringes of the Liverpool squad this term, but Jones has suggested that things would be different should he move to Elland Road.
What’s the latest news involving Minamino?
The 27-year-old started just one game for Liverpool in the top-flight this season as he found himself behind the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz in the pecking order.
He is likely to depart Anfield this summer, and Leeds are showing interest in the forward, as reported by the Anfield Watch.
The same report claims the Yorkshire outfit were also keen on Minamino in January, but he opted to stay at Liverpool.
Leeds may fancy their chances of signing him now, though, with Liverpool slapping a £17m price-tag on the attacker.
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What has Jones said about Minamino potentially joining Leeds?
Despite his lack of game time, Minamino still chipped in with three league goals in 2021/22, including in his most recent appearance against Southampton.
He also found the net seven times in cup competitions, with Jurgen Klopp labelling him as “top-class“, and Jones feels he would be a good addition to Jesse Marsch’s team.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT about Minamino, Jones said: “I think he’s a really nice fit, actually. Minamino is not a bad player at all, he’s just been a victim of Liverpool’s success in a way. He just hasn’t been as good as Jota and Diaz when they’ve come in.
“We saw him against Southampton, what he can still do. I think that Jesse Marsch has a philosophy that Minamino fits in well with. He works hard, he follows orders. It could be a really intriguing one.”
What could Minamino bring to Leeds?
Having made only 24 appearances this season, many which have been off the bench, Minamino has still got on the scoresheet 10 times at Liverpool, showing that he is a major goal threat.
This is something that Leeds have been missing, particularly with Patrick Bamford absent for the majority of the campaign.
In their first season back in the Premier League in 2020/21, Leeds scored 62 goals, and were a joy to watch. This time around, they managed just 42 goals, and consistently struggled with their end product.
Minamino has proved this year that he is a clinical finisher, and he could ease some of the pressure on the returning Bamford next season if he moves to Leeds and hits the ground running.