The future of Xherdan Shaqiri could be resolved in the next few days…
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Liverpool could potentially land key transfer target Xherdan Shaqiri in the coming weeks, according to Norwegian football scout and executive Tor-Kristian Karlsen.
Shaqiri’s future is likely to be resolved in the near future after the conclusion of Switzerland’s World Cup campaign, which ended with a dramatic 1-0 extra time defeat at the hands of Argentina earlier this week.
Karlsen claims that the 22-year-old will be offered the choice between a move to Liverpool and a new contract with current club Bayern Munich. Shaqiri struggled to hold down a first-team position under Bayern boss Pep Guardiola last season, but still scored six goals in 17 league appearances.
The winger also impressed at this summer’s World Cup, scoring the first left-footed hat-trick in tournament history against Honduras. Liverpool are long term admirers of the player, and could seemingly secure a deal soon.
Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has already successfully purchased Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, and has a deal in place for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. However, he is keen to add more signings to his squad this summer, ahead of the club’s impending return to Champions League football.
Rodgers could also have an additional £80m worth of funds to play with, should Luis Suarez’s proposed move to Barcelona come to pass. If it does, Liverpool would surely jump at the chance to sign a versatile attacking playmaker, and Shaqiri fits that bill well.
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