Liverpool could get a refund of sorts on Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. The Swiss winger may leave this summer.
Liverpool paid £13m to sign Xherdan Shaqiri a few years ago and now they may get a refund on that. Well, a refund of sorts.
Stoke City certainly aren’t in any position to hand that cash back to Liverpool but the Reds may get it from elsewhere. La Razon claims, for instance, that Sevilla want Shaqiri.
And they’d expect to pay around €15m or £13m – handing Liverpool their money back. That’s a deal the Reds should smile about.
Shaqiri has been a solid squad player when he’s fit. His big problem has been a lack of reliability – he missed most of last season with injuries.
Still, there have been some wonderful moments. The pinnacle, of course, being his role against Barcelona at Anfield. Shaqiri set up Gini Wijnaldum’s equaliser in the second half.
But with the Swiss winger now 29, it probably is time to move on. And really, you can’t ask for much more than getting your money back.
It turns the transfer into something of a loan and with that in mind, it’s been a wonderful one. He’s played some sort of role in both a Champions League and Premier League win.
There’s more to come, too. We’ll see what Shaqiri can deliver this season but he’s sure to get games here and there as the Reds chase a top four finish.
But now is the time to move on. Harvey Elliott looks likely to take over Shaqiri’s role in the squad, for one.
It means Liverpool can get some money for Shaqiri, replace him for nothing and invest the cash in other areas. All around, every part of Shaqiri at Liverpool would be a win.