Liverpool star Shaqiri wants new club as Serie A clubs in pole position

By Wayne Veysey

26th Apr, 2021 | 6:45am

Sources: Shaqiri wants to quit Liverpool as Serie A move on the cards

Xherdan Shaqiri has instructed his agent to find him a new club as the end to his Liverpool career draws closer, Football Insider understands.

The attacking midfielder, 29, has made 21 appearances this season but only six of those have been in the starting XI.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Shaqiri is keen to find a team where he can get regular game time.

There is interest from Italian clubs Roma and Lazio, as well as previous suitors Sevilla.

A return to the Bundesliga is not considered likely at this stage, with the strongest possibility that the left-footed attacker heads to Serie A in the summer.

Liverpool have previously set an asking price of around £23m for Shaqiri, but they may struggle to get that with so many clubs financially crippled by the pandemic.

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He was signed by Liverpool in the summer of 2018, when the £13m release clause in his Stoke City contract was triggered after their relegation.

The Switzerland international came close to leaving last summer but a number of potential moves fell through late on.

Further talks are expected as Liverpool look to raise funds for summer signings by offloading some of their fringe stars.

Shaqiri has struggled for game time during his three seasons at Anfield.

He has suffered less of the injury problems this term that decimated his 2019-20 campaign when Liverpool won their first title in three decades but has mainly been a sub.

Shaqiri has two more years remaining on the five-year contract he signed when he joined from Stoke.

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