Mercato: Lyon wins an offer for Shaqiri! – Soccer
In search of offensive reinforcements, Olympique Lyonnais targeted Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri. The Rhone club has formulated in recent hours an offer for the Swiss international.
OL want Swiss winger Shaqiri
Olympique Lyonnais’ draw against Brest (1-1) this weekend, on the first day of Ligue 1, confirmed one thing in Peter Bosz: his squad still needs recruits to fully meet his tactical requirements. . And its management has, it seems, understood the urgency of the situation.
Lyon is active for Shaqiri
Thus, Lyon could move up a gear on the track of the Znith center-forward, Sardar Azmoun (read here). But this arrival requested by the new Lyon coach, who has made it his priority, is not linked to the recruitment of a winger. And to strengthen the wings, the Gones have targeted Xherdan Shaqiri (29)! According to L’Equipe, the Rhone club has made an offer, the amount of which has not filtered, for the Liverpool attacking midfielder.
One year from the end of his contract, Shaqiri wants to leave the Reds to regain playing time. Arrived in 2018 on the banks of the Mersey, the Swiss international is only a replacement solution for Jrgen Klopp, who does not has tenured him only seven times in all competitions last season (1 goal and 4 decisive assists in 22 appearances). At 29, the former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan player aspires to regain a starting place.
A difficult file
I told the Liverpool board that I felt ready for a new challenge. They accepted my decision and will now consider offers to sell me , explained the native of Gjilan to Corriere dello Sport at the end of July. If Shaqiri has an exit voucher, the English club would still demand € 15 million to sell it. A significant amount for Lyon’s finances.
Able to play on both sides, Shaqiri can also move a notch lower in an axial position. An interesting solution for Bosz who asks his midfielders to project himself towards the opponent’s area. Its versatility has already attracted several clubs since Sky Sports voiced interest last week from Naples, Lazio Rome, FC Sville and Villarreal. Tough competition for OL.
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