Liverpool manager ready to listen to offers for €20m-rated forward
Merseyside club will reportedly demand an asking price of £28m for Xherdan Shaqiri. The 28-year-old attacker has played just ten games for Liverpool this campaign so far, netting a goal with Everton. Reds director of football Michael Edwards will demand £28m for Xherdan as they look to make a good profit from his transfer.
Shaqiri has featured in 40 games for Liverpool since joining them from Stoke, scoring seven goals while providing five assists. It’ll always be hard to be a regular starter in a team that consists of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino and if Switzerland international wants frequent first-team chances, he might have to join another club.
There’s a fair opportunity that other clubs would be interested in signing the Swiss attacker, but the Reds might not be too willing to let go of him as if Mohamed gets injured, he would be needed. Xherdan enjoyed a successful season last season, recording 30 appearances and helping Liverpool to a sixth European Cup.
But this campaign has been a struggle for him, and he looks ready for the exit door. Xherdan arrived from Inter Milan for £12m in 2015 and spent three campaigns in Stoke-on-Trent, making 84 appearances scoring 15 goals.
It’s unclear if Stoke inserted a sell-on clause in the deal to sell the former Bayern Munich player, who was linked with a move away from Liverpool in the winter transfer window. He has played just one minute of Premier League football since December 14 and hasn’t been in a matchday squad for the past eight matches.