Paul Joyce confirms Xherdan Shaqiri move is imminent

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Liverpool are close to signing Xherdan Shaqiri after the forward was eliminated from the FIFA World Cup with Switzerland at the hands of the Swedes.

It has been common knowledge for some time now that Jürgen Klopp is in the market for a multi-functional forward, with the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Paulo Dybala linked with the Reds.

Money isn’t a problem as Liverpool’s coffers were boosted significantly by revenue for reaching the Champions League final and the lucrative Premier League deal – not to mention the £142 million owed by Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho’s transfer.

Despite being loaded now, the Anfield outfit is still targeting Xherdan Shaqiri to come in as a backup to Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané, and Paul Joyce says that his move to Merseyside is close to being completed.

A deal for Shaqiri will cost around £13.5 million, with a release clause in his Stoke contract allegedly stating that he can leave if the Potters are relegated and their Premier League demise last season will see him move to Anfield now.

He’ll sign a long-term contract which will probably see his terms with the club last until the 2022/23 season.

At 26 years of age, the Swiss international is in the form of his life and while he might not be the world beater that Dybala or Dembele are, he is still a player capable of match-winning moments and that’s exactly what Liverpool need from the bench.

Adding to that, spending so little on a player who is likely to play more from the bench than anywhere else frees up room in the budget to sign others.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

9 COMMENTS

  1. If we can get Shaqiri for 13m then we should still go in for Fekir, and once that is sorted take the rest and get Alisson!!!!! Team would be almost perfect with just those three additions:) LFC

  2. I think Liverpool need to buy Lazio keeper . He is a better option and more affordable choice than Allison or oblak . I also think we need to sign Fekir and that will be a good business for our title challenge next season

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