Liverpool plan to make big profit on Shaqiri this summer

By Wayne Veysey

27th Feb, 2021 | 7:45am

Sources: Liverpool plan to make big profit on Shaqiri as transfer plan revealed

Liverpool are planning to offload Xherdan Shaqiri go this summer but they want to make a £10million profit on him, Football Insider understands.

The attacking midfielder, 29, has made 17 appearances this season and had nearly triple the amount of match time of last term.

A source with knowledge of Shaqiri’s situation has told Football Insider that Liverpool and their director of football Michael Edwards will look to secure a bumper profit on him.

It is set to be a challenging market again this summer as clubs across Europe feel the squeeze on the back of a season without crowds.

But Liverpool will set an asking price of around £23m on Shaqiri, who has made up his mind to quit.

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

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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 left-footed attacker has been a fringe player for most of 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 he has started only five Premier League and Champions League matches among 17 appearances in all competitions.

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

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