Liverpool FC could sell Xherdan Shaqiri to fund bid for 20-year-old – report

Liverpool FC are interested in Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, according to a report

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Liverpool FC could sell Xherdan Shaqiri to fund a bid for Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, according to a report in England.

Metro, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Reds are interested in a potential summer swoop to sign the 20-year-old attacker.

The same article states that Jurgen Klopp is keen to upgrade in certain areas after Liverpool FC’s impressive Premier League title challenge.

According to the same story, the Reds are hoping to cash in on the 27-year-old Switzerland star to provide the funds to sign a long-term option.

The report goes on to say that Villarreal’s 20-year-old Nigeria international would be seen as a signing with one eye on the future at Liverpool FC.

Klopp is also thought to be an admirer of Chukwueze’s versatility given that the African talent can play anywhere across the front three.

The Merseyside outfit signed Shaqiri in a £13.5m deal from relegated Stoke City in the 2018 summer transfer window.

Shaqiri scored some important goals, including his double in a 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Anfield back in December.

However, the Swiss star struggled badly in Liverpool FC’s 4-0 victory over FC Barcelona before he eventually set up Georginio Wijnaldum for the Merseyside outfit’s third goal on a memorable Anfield night.

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