Liverpool look set to make Xherdan Shaqiri their third signing of the summer transfer window as the Stoke City winger prepares to undergo a medical.
According to John Percy of the Telegraph, the Switzerland international has a release clause of just £13.75million and will have a medical with the Reds on Friday ahead of becoming their third summer signing.
Shaqiri has long been tipped for a big career despite failing to live up to his potential in spells with Bayern Munich and Inter Milan before winding up in the Premier League with Stoke.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) July 12, 2018
Following the Potters’ relegation, it is little surprise to see Shaqiri leave the club and head back to the top flight, with Liverpool in need of more depth behind their first choice attack.
Shaqiri seems ideal to provide depth in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, as he’s perhaps unlikely to be the kind of player who’d expect to command a regular first-team place.
The 26-year-old has generally been an inconsistent performer, but given that he’d likely only be cover for Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane that shouldn’t be a big concern.