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Liverpool: Neil Jones discusses potential Xherdan Shaqiri exit

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Liverpool journalist Neil Jones has been sharing some details regarding a potential transfer to French club Olympique Lyon for Reds winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer. 

This comes after Jones made a guest appearance on the latest episode of The Redmen TV, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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After it was recently reported that Shaqiri has agreed personal terms with the French club, Jones had this to say on the situation.

He said: “I think Lyon’s financial package to Liverpool was – well, I spoke to someone about it who described it as ‘ridiculous’, as in a ridiculously low offer, basically £4m, close to £4m, which, if he was 35, and in his last year, I think that would still be probably on the skinny side for Shaqiri.

“As much as he hasn’t played much football, he was one of the standout players for Switzerland at the Euros, he’s still in his late 20s, he’s still got, I would say, some miles left in the tank.

“I think Liverpool would be looking for, I would say, close to or more than £10 million.”

Liverpool signed Shaqiri back in the 2018 summer transfer window from Stoke City for a fee of £13.23 million.

Since then, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £10.8 million according to Transfermarkt, has made 63 appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he has managed to score eight goals and provide nine assists along the way.

TIF Thoughts on Neil Jones’ comments on Lyon’s interest in signing Shaqiri this summer…

In our view, given how Shaqiri has a substantial injury record next to his name and only managed to earn himself a rather disappointing overall season rating of 6.39/10 for his performances in the Premier League last season, making him one of their lowest-rated players according to WhoScored, we feel that Liverpool shouldn’t be too picky when it comes to what sort of transfer fee they want for the winger this summer, despite what Jones said.

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Moving forward, we feel that Liverpool should take whatever money they can for Shaqiri this summer if he wants to leave considering they have a number of other wingers in their squad that play on the wings if he were to depart such as Takumi Minamino, Harvey Elliott, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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