Xherdan Shaqiri had a pretty solid European Championship with Switzerland and it looks like his performances have now spiked the interest of Lazio, as per Football365.
The report claims: “Liverpool have received their first offer from Serie A side Lazio for Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports.
“La Lazio Siamo Noi claim that the Serie A outfit have now lodged their first bid of €12m (€10m plus €2m bonuses) but that Liverpool are holding out for €15m.
“They describe Shaqiri has an ‘old fan’ of Lazio while the Italians’ sporting director Igli Tare has ‘always had a weakness’ for the former Bayern Munich star.
“Tare held a ‘series of telephone interviews’ with Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri – to ask his approval – before speaking to Liverpool about their offer.”
Will Xherdan Shaqiri join Lazio or head to Atletico Madrid?
Xherdan Shaqiri is not a key figure for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool(since he plays in the same position as Mo Salah) so we don’t see the German stopping him from leaving in the coming months.
But, as per some rumours, Liverpool are trying to use the Swiss international in a cash plus player deal to sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona are the current favourites to sign Saul which is why Liverpool are trying every trick in the book to be able to lure the Spanish midfielder to the Premier League.
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Lazio are ready to pay a pretty decent amount for someone who has played very little football last season and since he has only two more years left on his current deal, there’s every chance Xherdan Shaqiri will be allowed to leave in the summer.
Either on a straight sale to Lazio for €12 million or a swap deal for Saul Niguez.
The winger played in five games in the European Championship but for Liverpool, he started in only five Premier League games last season.