Revealed: Spanish club to submit formal bid for Liverpool star after go-ahead from Edwards
Sevilla are planning to submit a formal bid for Xherdan Shaqiri after he was given the go-ahead by Liverpool to find a new club, Football Insider understands.
The playmaker, 28, has been mainly a fringe figure in his two years at Anfield and had just 256 minutes of senior action this season amid several niggling injuries.
A source with knowledge of Shaqiri’s situation has told Football Insider that there is interest in him from multiple European clubs ahead of the main summer window.
Spanish outfit Sevilla are ready to table an offer, although that will wait until the coronavirus outbreak subsides, while there is also firm interest from Roma and CSKA Moscow.
Liverpool and their director of football Michael Edwards rebuffed loan enquiries for the Switzerland international in January.
But they have indicated suitors that Shaqiri can leave in the summer if their £28m asking price is met.
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He was signed in the summer of 2018, when the Merseysiders triggered the £13m release clause in his Stoke City contract following their relegation to the Championship.
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.
But injury and intense competition for places mean the former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan star has not played in any games, or even made a matchday squad, since a late sub appearance in the 1-0 win against Tottenham on 11 January.
He has made just two Premier League starts among 10 matches in all competitions this season, although has often produced moments of magic in his fleeting appearances.
Shaqiri has a contract at Liverpool that runs until the summer of 2023.
In other Liverpool news, Klopp has told Michael Edwards to get done a massive deal that is now his ‘number one’ summer priority.