Liverpool playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri could be sold this summer just a year after joining the Reds, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper claims that the Swiss star, on a reported £80,000-per-week [Source: Spotrac], may be given the boot despite enjoying an encouraging debut season at Anfield.
The 27-year-old is listed as one of several potential summer departures, alongside the likes of Simon Mignolet, Dejan Lovren and Rafael Camacho.
However, Shaqiri is undoubtedly the most surprising name on the list given that he only joined the club from Stoke City last summer.
This is a bit of a curveball from the Mail here, isn’t it? There hasn’t really been any talk that Shaqiri could leave Liverpool this summer, so this is rather unexpected. Obviously he didn’t have a perfect season, but you would have thought that the Switzerland international did enough to earn himself another campaign on Merseyside at least. He started the season in excellent form and was being heralded as the player the Reds were missing in midfield. His creativity and inventiveness got the team out a few holes and he was looking like a very good signing indeed. However, he was essentially a passenger in the second half of the season. He barely featured for months on end, before coming back into the team for the second leg win over Barcelona earlier this month. However, he surely showed enough there to keep him at Anfield, didn’t he? This is a bit of a strange one.