Liverpool confident of signing Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City

Ruben Hill
July 11, 2018

The Switzerland worldwide is keen to leave Stoke after their relegation from the Premier League and is reported to have a release clause in his contract, although the exact details of that remain unknown.

Liverpool are confident of making Xherdan Shaqiri their third summer signing after opening transfer talks with Stoke City over the Switzerland worldwide.

Jurgen Klopp has identified the Switzerland global as one who can bolster his attacking options, while the presence of a release clause in the 26-year-old's contract makes a deal a financially attractive one.

Speaking about his future earlier this month Shaqiri expressed his desire to remain in the Premier League, saying: "Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football".

Now, Pearce writes that talks have been opened with Stoke as Liverpool look to capitalise on the Potters being relegated last season.

Shaqiri joined Stoke in 2015 from Inter Milan before going on to make 84 league appearances for the club. Liverpool have been trying to reignite a deal despite a hands-off warning issued before the World Cup.

The Swiss winger once again impressed for Switzerland at this summer's World Cup, but could ultimately do little to stop his country sliding out of the tournament at the hands of a plucky Sweden side in the round of 16. They have no interest in the likes of Nick Pope, Jasper Cillessen, Thomas Strakosha and Jiri Pavlenka, all of whom have been linked of late.

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