Liverpool Hope To Wrap Up Attacker Deal Quickly After Making Formal €18m Bid

By on July 25, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Liverpool make their move for Xherdan Shaqiri.

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Liverpool hope to wrap up the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri quickly after tabling a formal €18m bid for the Bayern Munich attacker, according to reports today.

Shaqiri only joined Bayern in 2012 after he made a move from FC Basel but he’s struggled to establish himself at the Allianz Arena and made just 17 appearances last season, with many of those coming from the substitutes bench.

This lack of playing time has led to suggestions the 22-year-old is looking to leave this summer and reports suggest Bayern have given him permission to discuss a potential move with interested parties.

Liverpool have been linked with the Swiss winger on and off for nearly two years and speculation resurfaced earlier in the summer that they were interested in luring him to the Premier League.

It now looks like the Reds have made their move for the player with the Metro citing reports coming from Siwss outlet Blick that claim Liverpool are in pole position after making a formal €18m bid for his services.

It remains to be seen whether this offer – which works out at around £14.2m – will meet Bayern’s asking price, but the newspaper suggests it’s close to their valuation and the Merseysiders are keen to push through with a deal and get things wrapped up quickly.

Shaqiri is a huge talent and would no doubt prove to be an excellent addition to the Liverpool squad if they were able to lure him to Anfield. The youngster is predominantly a right-winger but can play anywhere across the attacking positions so would give Rodgers plenty of options in the final third.

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If he does make the move to Liverpool, Shaqiri will add to an impressive attack that already consists of new signings Adam Lallana and Lazard Markovic, as well as the likes of Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, so Rodgers will hope his new-look attack will make up for the loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

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8 Comments

  1. LFC_Fan

    July 25, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Bayern should laugh at the offer & LFC should be taught a harsh lesson. This is same LFC paying 25mn for next Stuart Dowing & then offering just about half for a player, who would have been priced 3 times, had he been English. Yes, I am a LFC fan, but disgusted with the policy of over paying for English garbage. Hope we don’t need to pay-off Lallana to leave us (Like the other 3 howlers of KK).

    • al

      July 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Shows what you know about lfc.go support the blue side.more suited to negative fans for you

  2. kingsley bisong

    July 25, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I’m hardcore lfc fan I think lfc should also focus on defenders, one defender people are not talkng about is Ashley williem of swansea fc. Very good player I thnk liverpool fc should go for him

  3. Isa Danmatsani

    July 25, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    as Liverpool land dejan lavren I ll’ like BR to pair him with agger sakho & skrtel i also want balatoli to replace borini

  4. Benson naiman

    July 26, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Daah shaqiri should come to lfc coz in the left winger we dont have a perfect person also lfc should try to sign gaitan i think that guy iz great

  5. Kyle du preez

    July 26, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Signing Levron,shaqiri and gaitan would be a dream come true …but whatever. Happens I believe in you Brendon Rogers.. For reviving our ” you’ll never walk alone ” spirit.. Here’s to a successful future of winning titles ..

  6. emmanuel agbenla

    July 26, 2014 at 10:06 am

    plz lets sign leftback as fast asaspossible possible

  7. shadrack nonusolomon

    July 26, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    sign gaitan plz shakhir

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