The daily L’Équipe evokes a potential transfer of the 30-year-old Swiss international, perhaps to MLS.
A little tour and then go away? Despite his goal against OM this week, Xherdan Shaqiri has been a disappointment since arriving in Lyon last summer from Liverpool. So that the hypothesis of a departure is not (at all) to be excluded. In recent days, the president of Sion, Christian Constantin, confirmed contacts with the 30-year-old Swiss international. And this while the transfer window, closed in France, is open until February 15 in Switzerland.
But it may be on the other side of the Atlantic that the former Red could bounce back, just to increase his playing time for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next winter. According to information from The Team , in addition to his touches in his native country, Shaqiri would be in “advanced discussions with an MLS club“whose identity has not filtered. And our colleagues add, citing the player’s entourage, that there is « no more doubts about the outcomeof this folder.
Monaco in view on Sunday
Remember that President Constantin no longer had any illusions about his chances of attracting Xherdan Shaqiri after his successful match against Marseille. A track « stillborn“, assured the Swiss leader on Rhone FM Wednesday, explaining that the player himself asked to meet him. « In anticipation of the World Cup, he was looking for a club where he would have more playing time.»
In the meantime, Xherdan Shaqiri, transferred for €6 million last summer and under contract until 2024, is preparing for the trip to Monaco on Sunday, during the 23rd day of Ligue 1, he who played 16 matches (2 goals, 995 minutes) since the start of the current season. A match for which OL will be without Damien Da Silva, Jason Denayer and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde. Newcomers Tanguy Ndombélé and Romain Faivre are available.