Liverpool stance on Shaqiri summer exit revealed with tidy profit targeted

Date published: Tuesday 21st January 2020 1:18

Liverpool will want €30m (£25.5m) if they are to let Xherdan Shaqiri leave on a permanent deal in the summer, according to reports.

Shaqiri, who moved to Anfield from Stoke City in the summer of 2018, arrived after Liverpool triggered the £13m release clause in his contract.

The Switzerland international made 30 appearances for Jurgen Klopp‘s side last season but has only featured 10 times to date this term due to both injury and his struggles to get into the team.

As such, the two-time Champions League winner has been linked with a move away, with Roma said to be keen on a loan deal featuring an option to buy in the summer.

According to Times journalist Paul Joyce, Liverpool are unwilling to consider letting Shaqiri leave on loan this month but could be open to him departing at the end of the season.

It is claimed that Liverpool would want to make a tidy £12m profit on the player if the option to sell him becomes a serious consideration.

Shaqiri is currently out with injury and no return date has been set for the 28-year-old.

 

 

Speaking about his layoff, he said: “It is just slight, I had a little problem in training.

“So I hope I might be back later this week. Let’s see, I cannot say now but it will be good if so.

“I didn’t have a lot of playing rhythm. “I missed pre-season also and there were different reasons why I got some knocks maybe.

“I’m staying positive and I still try to have the opportunity to give my best and to help the team.”

Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has expressed his admiration for Klopp’s team.

Mbappe has previously been linked with a sensational move to Liverpool and he waxed lyrical when asked about the Reds’ progress.

He said: “What Liverpool do in this moment is amazing. They’re like a machine, they’ve found a rhythm and are like ‘we play again, we play again’.

“They’ve lost zero games. When you watch you think everything’s easy but that’s not easy. The guys are focused, they play games every three days and they win, they win, they win.”

 

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