Fenerbache have made an offer to Xherdan Shaqiri for a potential move this summer, according to reports. Liverpool won’t stand in the player’s way.
This comes from Fotomac in Turkey. They believe that Fenerbache have entered the race for a player previously linked with arch-rivals Galatasaray.
More than that, they’ve even made an offer to the player. They will pay Shaqiri £1.8m-per-year – although, that might not be enough, they say.
Shaqiri wants more, apparently. He wants a contract worth around £2.7m-per-year, which is quite a sizeable difference to the Turkish outfit’s offer.
Working in Fenerbache’s favour, though, is Liverpool’s position. The Reds won’t stand in Shaqiri’s way and will allow him to leave the club this summer.
The report even goes as far to say that there are claims that Liverpool will agree to mutually terminate his contract early to allow him the move.
What RTK has to say
It all sounds entirely believable up until that last bit. We find it almost impossible to believe that Liverpool would mutually terminate his contract, especially in the current climate. That’s an awful lot of money they’d give up when there will be teams out there willing to pay some sort of fee.
The only way we could see that happening is if Liverpool are desperate to get his wages off the books and no one is coming forward with a fee. That seems very unlikely, though, and we’ll write off any chances of mutual termination.
As for the move, Fenerbache are a massive club and it would be great for Shaqiri, in our opinion – even if they’re not playing particularly well this season.
But if Shaqiri wants a prominent role at a club with a huge fanbase, this is a wonderful opportunity. He’d need to sort out the financial side of things, of course, but if he can do that, this would be a good move.
As for Liverpool’s side, Shaqiri has barely played this season and we expect a sale this summer. As long as someone fronts the cash, that is.