Liverpool set to place £28m price tag on Shaqiri this summer

By Dylan Childs

21st Mar, 2020 | 2:54pm

Edwards seeks £15m profit on Shaqiri this summer - Sources

Liverpool are willing to let Xherdan Shaqiri go this summer but they want to make a £15million profit on the playmaker, Football Insider understands.

The attacking midfielder, 28, has had just 256 minutes of senior action this season and suffered from a series of niggling injuries.

A source with knowledge of Shaqiri’s situation has told Football Insider that Liverpool and their director of football Michael Edwards will look to place a £28m asking price on him as seek a bumper profit.

The Switzerland international was signed in the summer of 2018, when the Merseysiders triggered the £13m release clause in his Stoke City contract after their relegation.

Football Insider revealed last month that Shaqiri had instructed his agent to find him a new club at the end of the season.

The left-footed attacker has been eyeing a potential exit since November and it became clear he would be used even less in his second campaign at Anfield than in his first.

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Shaqiri did not push to leave in January as he wanted to be part of a historic season at Liverpool, one that now promises to continue deep into the summer.

Shaqiri has not played in any games, or even made a matchday squad, for Liverpool since a late sub appearance in the 1-0 win against Tottenham on 11 January.

He has made two Premier League starts among 10 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring in the demolition derby win against Everton in December.

Shaqiri signed a five-year contract when he joined from Stoke that runs until the summer of 2023.

In other Liverpool news, it can be REVEALED that the club are in line to pay up to £22.1m after signings already agreed.