Sevilla are interested in signing Xherdan Shaqiri from Liverpool this summer, but Spanish outlet Sport reports that they want the Reds to lower their asking price for the attacker.
Shaqiri’s future has become a talking point with the summer window set to be around the corner. The 28-year-old has only made two Premier League starts for Jurgen Klopp’s men this season.
He has also only featured for a handful of minutes in the Champions League. So the Anfield faithful would be forgiven for expecting the Switzerland international to move on when the window does open.
According to Sport, Liverpool want around £26.8 million (€30 million) for Shaqiri. And there are a number of clubs interested in offering him a fresh challenge.
The report suggests that Sevilla, Roma and CSKA Moscow are all interested. But it is noted that Sevilla hope to get Liverpool to bring their asking price down.
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Shaqiri has not played a prominent role for the Reds this season. But he has demonstrated his quality during his time on Merseyside.
He scored six league goals during his first season with the club. And as noted by Sport, Klopp has previously labelled Shaqiri a ‘special player’.
Transfermarkt shows that Shaqiri still has three years left on his contract. That leaves the Reds in a strong position should they be unwilling to lower their demands.
But some may be expecting Liverpool to be open to discussing a lower fee should they feel that it may be best for all parties for an agreement to be reached.