'That price tag may put a few off' - Exclusive: Robinson reacts as Liverpool 28yo up for sale
Paul Robinson has claimed there will be “no shortage” of interest in Xherdan Shaqiri this summer as the Swiss midfielder nears his Liverpool exit.
The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, however, claimed the price tag commanded by the Reds may “put a few off”.
As revealed by Football Insider on Saturday, director of football Michael Edwards has slapped a £28million asking price on the 28-year-old as he looks to make a healthy profit.
The Switzerland international has struggled with a number of niggling injuries this campaign which has limited him to just 10 appearances in all competitions.
Robinson suggested that if the attacking midfielder was to leave Anfield this summer it would have to be for a top side.
“He has done well when he has come in and he has given Jurgen Klopp another option – playing in the midfield or as part of the front-three,” Robinson told Football Insider.
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“It is up to him whether he wants to play on a more regular basis but I do not think they would look to ship on as such. He is a bit-part player at Liverpool.
“A player is only worth what another club is willing to pay. I think that price tag may put a few off but there will be no shortage of takers because he has a lot to offer.
“He looks so much better in the Liverpool team that he did the Stoke team. It shows that he needs better players around him. Under Klopp, you have seen him put in the hard yards and he has been a decent signing for Liverpool.”
Shaqiri arrived from Stoke City in 2018 for a meager £13million after his release clause was met upon the Potters relegation.
In other Liverpool news, it can be REVEALED Jurgen Klopp has told Michael Edwards his number one priority this summer.