As explained by Liverpool Echo journalist Ian Doyle, Reds winger Xherdan Shaqiri is ‘widely touted‘ with a move away from Anfield in the summer – so is it high time Jurgen Klopp reignites past interest in Villarreal starlet Samuel Chukwueze?
Speaking to Swiss outlet Blick recently Shaqiri’s agent and brother Erdin recently claimed that there will be ‘many offers’ for the 28-year-old who has started just two Premier League games all season – bringing into question whether he will remain on Merseyside next campaign despite being somewhat of a fan favourite.
The Switzerland international, while struggling for a consistent place in the starting line up, has contributed with a few memorable moments – including a brace against bitter rivals Man United and providing an assist for one of our comeback goals against Barcelona during the 4-0 aggregate comeback at Anfield.
However, as Shaqiri potentially prepares to depart, the debatably perfect successor with a bright future plies his trade in La Liga without any interest from our club for a while.
A past report from the Daily Mail indicated that Liverpool, among a host of top clubs, were interested in chasing promising youngster Chukwueze – with this same report also claiming the Reds were touted to make a £30 million bid back in January.
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Compared to Shaqiri, not only is the Nigeria international far younger with more playing days ahead of him, but he’s also averaged superior statistics this season – registering more shots, key passes and completed dribbles per game in the league according to WhoScored.
His last valuation, a reported £60 million, would be a risky gamble but one that may pay off in the future – especially taking into account his age and seemingly sky high ceiling.