Shaqiri heading for Liverpool exit as leading contenders plan ‘mega’ offer

Date published: Thursday 2nd April 2020 1:06

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Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri is edging closer to a departure from Anfield with Sevilla emerging as leading contenders for his signature, according to reports.

Shaqiri – a two-time Champions League winner – moved to Anfield in the summer of 2018 shortly after Stoke City’s relegation from the Premier League.

While the Switzerland international has played his part in Liverpool‘s success over recent years, his key contributions – including against Manchester United and Barcelona – have come few and far between.

Instead, injuries have dominated his career under Jurgen Klopp’s stewardship and the 28-year-old has been linked with his next move over the past few months.

Previous reports have suggested that Sevilla had registered formal interest in Shaqiri and according to Swiss newspaper Blick (via Sport Witness), the LaLiga side are now the favourites for his signature.

The source says that the ‘hottest trail’ comes from the Spanish side, who are preparing a ‘mega’ offer behind the scenes in the hope of forcing Liverpool’s hand.

It is expected to be a busy summer at Anfield, with Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne both set to leave when their contracts expire at the end of the season.

 

There could also be movement inside the club, with midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum’s deal running into its final year.

As for potential arrivals, the Reds have been heavily linked with a move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, while Wolves winger Adama Traore is being touted as a replacement if Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah leave.

In other news, the German national team are reportedly considering Klopp as the successor to current boss Joachim Low.

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