Xherdan Shaqiri will be permitted a transfer from Liverpool for less than half of his market value in the next transfer window, it’s been claimed.
Former Stoke City winger Shaqiri made for Anfield in the summer of 2018 after the club’s descent into the Championship, for a fee of around £13m.
It brought to an end a three-year stay in the Potteries in which time the Swiss international netted 15 goals in a little over 90 appearances.
Now approaching the summer, and with still three years left on his five year-deal that he signed upon joining the Reds, Shaqiri is reportedly being told he can leave and is free to find another club.
The 28-year-old has struggled with injuries this season and has made just ten appearances in all competitions, and even when he is fit starts have been hard to come by because of the intense competition in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Football Insider claim that, rather than demanding £28m that they had previously deemed him to be worth, Liverpool will now entertain offers of £13m in the coming transfer window from any interested parties.
With the coronavirus pandemic currently halting football with still a stretch of fixtures still pencilled in to play, it’s believed that the Merseysiders – on the verge of their first Premier League title – accept that it’ll be difficult to demand such a sum of money when the next transfer window opens, because of the financial ramifications that Covid-19 is having on the footballing world.
Shaqiri, formerly of Basel, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, is reportedly wanted by Sevilla, Roma and CSKA Moscow.
He hasn’t played at all since January.