Sevilla have entered the chase for Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. They’re the latest in a long line of suitors.
Swiss outlet Blick makes the claim. They believe that Sevilla is planning a ‘mega offer’ on a long-term deal – so no loan-to-buy here.
They also say that Liverpool will accept ‘just under £30m’ for Shaqiri. That goes in line with other reports, such as the Liverpool Echo, claiming that the asking price is £28m.
Blick also believes that AS Roma want Shaqiri – not the first time we’ve heard that – but also CSKA Moscow. The latter have ‘concrete’ interest, apparently.
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That’s a very decent collection of good clubs from all over Europe. Which is wonderful news for Liverpool, of course, if they do have a £28m asking price.
Competition makes that figure a lot more attainable, especially when each club seems like a good fit for Shaqiri. You can’t imagine he’d turn any of them down out of hand, for one thing.
We do think that £28m price is high, though. Liverpool only paid £13m, after all, and Shaqiri hasn’t done too much to drive that price up – let alone double it.
But again, four interested clubs and counting means Liverpool can be fairly comfortable in their belief that they’ll get the money.