LaLiga club table serious show of intent in Liverpool attacker
Sevilla are ready to submit a bid for Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri, who will be allowed to leave Anfield this summer according to reports.
Shaqiri moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2018 from Stoke in a £13million deal but has mainly been a fringe player in his time with the Reds.
Aside from crucial interventions against Manchester United in the Premier League and Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals, the Switzerland international has been unable to earn a regular role in Jurgen Klopp‘s plans.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool have given the green light to allow Shaqiri to find a new club in the summer and the 28-year-old has a number of suitors across Europe.
While Roma and CSKA Moscow have shown “firm interest”, it is LaLiga club Sevilla who have shown the strongest admiration for a deal and are planning to move in with a bid.
Serie A side Roma were heavily linked with Shaqiri throughout the January transfer window but Liverpool were reportedly reluctant to let him leave, with the player wanting to be part of the side that won the club’s first league title in 30 years.
Elsewhere, pundit Danny Mills has questioned the prospect of Shaqiri leaving for £28million, a price quoted in a previous report.
Mills said: “I cannot see it at that price. They paid £13million for him two years ago. Has he got better? No.
“He has stayed about the same and got older. Teams will not want to pay more than double what they paid for him. It does not make any sense.”
In other news, Liverpool have been given hope of a deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius after it was claimed that the player is planning on pursuing his “English dream”.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the Brazilian after his stunning form in Portugal this season.