Talks scheduled as Galatasaray go back in for frustrated Liverpool star

Galatasaray will hold talks with Liverpool about signing attacker Xherdan Shaqiri when the season returns to normal, according to reports.

Switzerland international Shaqiri moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2018 and his finest moments at Anfield include his brace that helped the Reds beat Manchester United, as well as his performance in last season’s Champions League semi-final.

However, aside from such moments, the 28-year-old has been stuck below Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the pecking order, while Takumi Minamino’s arrival has put his future in further doubt.

According to Turkish news outlet Fotomac, Galatasary have targeted Shaqiri in previous transfer windows and intend to go back in once the season resumes following its suspension in England until April 30 at the earliest.

The source says that despite topping the Turkish Super Lig in the past two seasons, Galatasaray want more in a squad overhaul and have identified Shaqiri as a top target.

It is claimed that the Turkish giants intend to pay for the move by offloading Youne Belhanda and Sofiane Feghouli, the pair making 25 and 30 appearances in all competitions this season, respectively.



Shaqiri, a two-time Champions League winner, has only made 10 appearances all season in a campaign blighted by injuries, his last outing coming as a late substitute in a win over Tottenham in January.

The attacker was heavily linked with a move to Roma in the January transfer window and he could be joined on his way out of the club by midfielder Adam Lallana, whose contract is set to expire on June 30.

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