SPORT NEWS; Liverpool Set To Slash Asking Price For Shaqiri From £28m To £13m, As Per Report


Liverpool are reportedly ready to slash their asking price for Xherdan Shaqiri from £28m to £13m as they prepare for the transfer market to crash.

Shaqiri has been a peripheral figure at Anfield having played just 256 minutes of football all season and the Reds are open to bids for the winger.

Liverpool signed the 28-year-old from Stoke City in June 2018 after triggering his £13m release clause following the Potters’ relegation to the Championship.

The club initially hoped to sell him for double their outlay but, according to Football Insider, they have accepted they may have to accept a significantly lower fee.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the indefinite suspension of almost every division across the world football and starved clubs of matchday income.

As a result, teams have been forced to put their transfer plans on hold and are likely to have significantly less to spend once the global health crisis ends.

But there remains strong interest in Shaqiri from several clubs including Sevilla, CSKA Moscow and Roma, and all three could launch bids in the coming months.

Shaqiri is well travelled having played for five clubs in four different countries since coming through the ranks at Swiss side FC Basel.

The forward was snapped up by Bayern Munich in 2012 and was seen as a possible long-term replacement for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

But Shaqiri never quite lived up to expectations, despite winning two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League during his time at the club and moved on to Inter in 2015.

Eighteen months and 15 appearances later, Shaqiri then joined Stoke for £12m, but his moments of individual brilliance couldn’t save them from relegation in 2018.

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