Fenerbahce have made an offer for Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. It doesn’t sound as though Liverpool will accept, however.
This comes from Turkish outlet Sabah. They claim Fenerbahce have an offer on the table for Xherdan Shaqiri.
The report says Liverpool want around £6m for Shaqiri, who has two years left on his deal. Despite that, Fenerbahce’s offer is merely a loan.
There’s no response from the Reds, though – neither negative or positive. We’ll have to wait and see on this one.
Xherdan Shaqiri to Fenerbahce?
It doesn’t sound as though Liverpool will accept that offer. Not if it’s just a loan deal and the Reds have an asking price out there. That makes it quite clear that they’re after a sale.
As does the price itself. £6m for Shaqiri would be an absolute bargain for anybody. Yes, he was injury issues but he’s not even 30 yet. We can’t think of another situation where you’re getting a player that good, that cheap outside of a free transfer.
So we’d be very surprised if Liverpool accepted the Fenerbahce offer. Someone, surely, will put that cash up to get Shaqiri permanently.
And with two years left on his contract, we’re not sure a loan makes sense anyway. This is the final year Liverpool can realistically expect a proper fee for Shaqiri. We don’t see anyone paying for him with one year left on his contract – but that would be the situation after a loan deal.
Really, we don’t expect Shaqiri to remain with Liverpool beyond the summer. He doesn’t play enough and it might be time for Harvey Elliott to take over his place in the squad.
And if he does leave, Liverpool should expect the £6m. It’s such a low fee that they must have complete confidence they can find it from somewhere. There’s no need to settle for a pointless loan.