Breaking: Liverpool officially signed Xherdan Shaqiri.
Liverpool are one step away from completing their move for Stoke City’s winger and striker Shaqiri.
The Reds reached an agreement with the Britannia Stadium outfits for the services of the Switzerland international.
The Merseyside club are keenly interested in bringing the 30-year-old player to Anfield Stadium this summer and they have successfully triggered the player’s release clause of £13.5m
He has played 84 matches for Stoke city but his goals weren’t enough to help the team avoid relegation at the closing stages of last season.
Considering his experience and class, the Championship League seem to be a sub-standard League, therefore, he is desperate to join another club – probably Liverpool – before the start of the coming season.
However, the Reds are hoping to let go of Sheyi Ojo on a loan deal to Stoke City as a means to convince the relegated team to let go of their Switzerland, according to the Sun.
The striker was in action for Switzerland at the ongoing summer FIFA World Cup in Russia but he wasn’t lively as expected before the start of the tournament.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are currently having transfer talks with Lyon over the possibility of signing Frenchman Nabil Fekir this summer.
We reported here last night that Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas has given the Reds the green light to proceed with their negotiations for the midfielder’s signature. It remains unknown if they will end up winning his service ahead of interested suitors