There has reportedly been a drop in price for Xherdan Shaqiri as AS Roma reignite their interest.

Calcio Mercato claim that the Liverpool winger is available for £18m – potentially a little less. This comes a couple of weeks after reports saying the Reds wanted £28m for Shaqiri.

Xherdan Shaqiri is reportedly available at a lower price than before.

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The Italian outlet also believes that Roma still want the Swiss player. They reportedly made a move for him in January, of course, but couldn’t agree anything with Liverpool.

They’re not he only ones looking at Shaqiri, however. Calcio Mercato say in the same article that Sevilla – and their ex-Roma sporting director Monchi – want the player.

 

What RTK has to say

Different outlets report different things but £28m always did seem very high. Especially in the current market, too, as the global health crisis leaves everything up in the air.

Regardless, Shaqiri certainly looks likely to leave. You wouldn’t think that the worldwide situation would stop that, either. Shaqiri just doesn’t feature enough and Liverpool can – even at the reduced price – make a profit on him.

Xherdan Shaqiri has mostly been on the bench for Liverpool.

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A move to Roma or Sevilla would be very good for Shaqiri, too. They’re a big club but shouldn’t provide the same barriers to the first team as he has at Anfield, or had at Bayern Munich.

So really, a move like this makes sense for all parties. Shaqiri gets another go at a top club. Liverpool can make a profit. And Roma or Sevilla get a very good player.

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