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Liverpool target €7 m wing wizard as first summer signing

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Liverpool are being linked with a move for Swiss international winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Basel player has been in fine form for the Super League outfit, leading to speculation that Kenny Dalglish is keen on bringing the player to Liverpool.

Juventus and Bayern Munich are also thought to be keen on the 19-year-old, according to SportsVibe, while talkSPORT claim former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is interested in taking Shaqiri to Aston Villa.

A product of the youth team based in the Swiss capital, the youngster made his senior debut in 2009 and has made over 50 appearances in all competitions for the club.

At international level, Shaqiri represented his country at junior level before a full debut in 2010. He has seven caps to his name, with a solitary goal coming against England in a European Championships qualifier.

Dalglish has hinted at additional summer signings after Liverpool spent over £55 million on player transfers in January, with Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll the high profile additions on Merseyside in the final days of the window.

New owners NESV proved that they are willing to back the manager financially, and are set to do so again at Anfield as ‘King Kenny’ looks to add strength-in-depth in several core positions at Liverpool.


 

Wide players are thought to be one of the areas highlighted by the manager, and Shaqiri’s ability to play on either flank would be seen as an additional advantage should Liverpool look to sign the player.

It’s thought that the teenager would cost Liverpool in the region of €7 Million.

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