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Lyon need to increase their offer for Xherdan Shaqiri

Luis Enrique

Olympique Lyon are reportedly far away from matching Liverpool’s asking price for Xherdan Shaqiri, as per the report in the recent reports

The Switzerland international joined the Reds back in 2018. The winger made 63 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals in this process. The 29-year-old assisted the club to lift the UEFA Champions League and Premier League during this period. 

According to the report, Lyon and Shaqiri have already accepted the personal terms. However, the agreement between the two clubs is yet to be finalised. The French club made a €6 million bid to get the service of the Swiss. But, this is significantly lower than what the Reds are asking, which is €14 million. 

With the clubs far away from reaching a deal, currently, Les Gones are trying to cash in on players to fund the transfer budget. Maxwel Cornet is one of the players who is linked with a move away from the club. 

Lyon want Shaqiri from Liverpool:

The 29-year-old has done a great job for Jurgen Klopp as a squad player. The most significant performances came from him in two crucial games. Beating Manchester United at Anfield by 3-1 where the Swiss scored two goals coming from the bench. This result led to the sacking of José Mourinho as Manchester United manager. 

The other excellent display that the Anfield crowd witnessed was against Barcelona. The winger played an excellent role in that game and filled Mohamed Salah’s void brilliantly. In the end, Liverpool managed a famous 4-0 win against the Blaugrana, having lost the first leg by 3-0.

Signing Shaqiri will be a great acquisition for Lyon, following the departure of Memphis Depay. The Switzerland international will bring leadership qualities as well as experience to Peter Bosz’s side. The Ligue 1 club have started the season in an awful manner and they will need to strengthen the squad to string some positive results to challenge for the Champions League spot. 

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