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Reds set to sign Xherdan Shaqiri by this weekend

13 July 2018

Xherdan Shaqiri will have a medical with Liverpool on Friday, ahead of a £13.75m move to Anfield, according to John Percy of The Telegraph.

However, it looks likely that Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri will leave in the coming days to join Liverpool, but in Matt Ritchie they have an ideal replacement, and someone who has experience of earning promotion to the Premier League with two different teams.

The Swiss global also had interest from Lazio but was eager to link up with Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

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According to Turkish outlet Milliyet, Galatasaray have convinced the Senegal worldwide to push for a move despite informing him that he will earn less on his return - €2.75m-per-year in fact, a €750,000 decrease on his current pay packet with the Potters.

Liverpool FC are thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they bid to build a squad capable of challenging for the title next season.

Klopp has been in the market for attacking reinforcements as he's yet to sign a replacement for Philippe Coutinho following his move to Barcelona in January and the Reds saw a move for Nabil Fekir collapse last month.

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The article claims that Klopp has identified Shaqiri as a top target this summer as he wants to have him as back up for Liverpool FC's front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool has had the best start to transfer window than any other Premier League side as they usurped the signatures of highly rated midfield cameos, Fabinho and Keita.

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Reds set to sign Xherdan Shaqiri by this weekend