OL’s latest flagship recruit, Xherdan Shaqiri disappointed during the first part of the season. So much so that the Rhone club is thinking of parting with it as soon as the winter transfer window.
A few months ago, when the Xherdan Shaqiri rumor at Olympique Lyonnais began to circulate, there were two camps: those who were excited to see the Swiss in the Rhone jersey, and those who did not. did not believe at all. And four months later, it can be said that the people in the second camp were right. Bought by Gones from Liverpool for a check for 6 million euros, with some bonuses of up to 5 million €, the 29-year-old was clearly disappointed in the first part of the season.
With the competition of Lucas Paqueta or Houssem Aouar in the axis, the Swiss international (100 caps, 26 goals) has mainly evolved on the right side under the orders of Peter Bosz, and it did not work at all. In 13 appearances in all competitions, the former Red has only been decisive three times with one goal and two assists. Too little for a long-awaited player and above all capable of much better, as during his last outings with his selection. Suddenly, his future is no longer so stable.
A substantial salary
As the daily reveals The team this Thursday, Olympique Lyonnais intends to separate from its offensive element this winter! His recruitment still seems to be as much internal questions and no one really seems to know who gave his approval to go and find him in England. If opportunities arise, the Gones will therefore normally listen, but will there be many? Because with a monthly salary of 350,000 €, as reminded by our colleagues, not sure that the suitors are jostling at the gate.
However, with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar approaching, Xherdan Shaqiri, under contract with OL until 2024, will certainly need more playing time to stay in shape, his participation with the Nati. not seeming to question him who is sometimes the captain. The winter transfer window is often one of opportunities and adjustments, and the Rhone club could therefore push the Swiss towards the exit. And if ever the principal concerned were to leave, the flop would be total.
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