Sevilla join the hunt for Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri

As the winter transfer window comes closer and closer Sevilla are being linked with more and more potential transfers.

The latest reports in England suggest that Sevilla have joined the hunt for Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

The 29-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Reds spent 14.7 million euros to sign the Switzerland international from Stoke City in the summer of 2018. The 29-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.

The winger has featured in 5 matches for Liverpool this term, netting one goal and providing one assist in all competitions.

Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri

The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best wingers in Switzerland.

Xherdan Shaqiri has left his mark at the international stage after netting 22 goals in 83 senior appearances for the Switzerland national team.

Monchi wants to sign a new winger and Shaqiri is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Liverpool winger and Sevilla could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

Sevilla
Sevilla

Sevilla are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

The Switzerland international is a quick and agile wide player who loves to make a few driving runs with the ball out on the flanks. He is not afraid to take on his markers and can beat them with pace to set-up some promising goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates inside the opponent’s penalty area. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Sevilla have expressed interest in Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri. Gazzetta dello Sport says Roma have made a new attempt to open talks with Liverpool for the Swiss. Sevilla are also keen and would be willing to cough up to buy Shaqiri outright. In the current season, 29-year-old Shaqiri has one assist in two Premier League games.”

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The Reds are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the winger, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

Shaqiri ideal fit for Sevilla?

Xherdan Shaqiri stands as an excellent option for Sevilla.

A winger of Shaqiri’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Sevilla squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Julen Lopetegui’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.

Sevilla fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in the next few weeks.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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