Xherdan Shaqiri could leave Liverpool but his value may behalf of what it was. The Swiss winger faces an uncertain future.

The Liverpool Echo says that Liverpool valued Shaqiri at £25m just a few weeks ago. The current uncertainty, however, means that value may have halved since then.

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They’re not the first to make that claim, either. Calcio Mercato, for instance, said recently that Liverpool will get ‘well below’ their asking price for Shaqiri.

They’d also said previously that a club can sign Shaqiri for around £18m. It may be even less than that, however.

Reports from Italy do seem relevant, too. AS Roma supposedly want Shaqiri, as per those two Calcio Mercato reports, and Sky Italia said back in January that they were after the Swiss.

We’ve had reports that Liverpool will sell Shaqiri, too. The Mirror, for one, said so recently – but they quoted that £25m price tag.

 

What RTK has to say

It’ll be very tough for Liverpool to get that £25m value out of Shaqiri. Things are just too uncertain, particularly financially, and that’s a substantial fee for a squad player.

And so, instead, any sale may just recoup the £13m Liverpool paid for him.

It leaves Liverpool with two options. Do you sell for the reduced fee? It should technically carry the same value as £25m if prices drop across the board. That’s only if they use the money in the same window and before prices rise again, of course.

Xherdan Shaqiri

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Alternatively, Liverpool stick with what they have. It’s the safe option, certainly. Honestly, it’s the one we’d bet on, too – this isn’t the time to take risks.

Hang on to Shaqiri and Liverpool can reassess at the next window when, hopefully, things have calmed down. That feels like the way to go.

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