Transfer news: Liverpool interested in deal for Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri
Last Updated: 06/01/15 2:58pm
Liverpool are interested in signing Bayern Munich forward Xherdan Shaqiri, according to Sky sources.
The Reds are believed to want a deal for the 23-year-old to move to Anfield in the summer and are happy for him to join Inter Milan, who are also interested, on loan until the end of the season.
Shaqiri, 23, has struggled to establish himself in Bayern’s first team since a transfer from Basel in 2012, making just 26 league starts in over two years.
The Switzerland international, who has 41 caps, impressed at the World Cup last summer but has started in just three Bundesliga matches this season.
Shaqiri can play on either wing, similar to current Liverpool star Adam Lallana, and would offer Inter a strong short-term solution to their struggles in 11th place in Serie A.
Sky Sports football expert Ray Parlour, speaking on the Morning View, said: “It’s a move that he would be very interested in because he is not playing on a regular basis.
“He is only 5’6” and Liverpool have a lot small players already, but he has potential and at 23 he is already very experienced for his age. He would be a good signing.
“He has played with some top quality players. He always wants the ball, can go past players. Tracking back is probably not his game, but he can create chances.
“With his calibre at being at Bayern, Liverpool have to have a serious look at him.”