'Bargain' - Exclusive: Darren Bent reacts as Liverpool plan to bin int'l star for £15m profit
Darren Bent claims that Liverpool are willing to let Xherdan Shaqiri leave for a “bargain” price this summer.
The former Tottenham and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 28-year-old is still a good player despite his lack of game time at Anfield.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Reds are set to demand £28million for the Switzerland international, having bought him for just £13million from Stoke in 2018.
This comes after Football Insider also revealed that Shaqiri has told his agent to find him a new club after falling down the pecking order at Anfield.
Bent says that the winger has never really let Klopp down when he has featured, suggesting potential suitors would be getting a great deal if they met Liverpool’s demands.
Asked if he thought the price tag was fair, Bent told Football Insider: “He’s still a good player and when he has been given the opportunities to play, he has done pretty well.
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“I think that’s quite good – you look at some of the money that some clubs are paying for people, you’d have to say it’s that’s maybe a little bit of a bargain to be fair, to get someone like him.”
Shaqiri, who has 80 caps for Switzerland, has struggled for game time this season, with just three starts in his 10 appearances across all competitions.
He has featured a total of 40 times for the Reds, scoring seven goals and chipping in with five assists.
In other Liverpool news, it can be REVEALED that the club are in line to pay up to £22.1m after signings already agreed.