In the first half of the Premier League season, Xherdan Shaqiri looked to be one of the best signings of the summer, but fast-forward to now, and it’s easy to say pundits and fans alike were a bit too excited early on.
Six goals and two assists in the first 19 games from a player that only cost £13 million was a solid return for Liverpool, but since the turn of the year, Shaqiri has barely had an impact on the Reds team, assisting just once in the second half of the Premier League campaign, and now there’s talk of the Swiss international could be ready to be move on from Anfield for a younger model.
According to Goal via the Metro, Liverpool are considering selling Shaqiri to make room for Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, who had been a reported target for the Reds for some time.
The Nigerian winger would be a welcome addition to Liverpool, being able to play on both wings will mean both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both have cover for their respective positions, and a departure from Merseyside will do Shaqiri some good.
Valued at £25 million Transfermarkt, Liverpool stand in a great position to make a profit on the Swiss attacker, and although Shaqiri has been underwhelming in the second half of the season there is no doubt that the former Bayern Munich man will be able to attract interest from some big clubs.
Shaqiri’s move might not have worked out as most fans thought it would, but moving the attacker off for profit and bringing in Chukwueze will be another masterstroke from Liverpool, who will be signing a player who can one day become a starting attacker for the team.
Liverpool fans, would you sell Shaqiri if it meant signing Chukwueze? Let us know!
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