Galatasaray in advanced talks with £80,000-a-week Liverpool attacker

The Merseyside giants need to improve the depth of their attacking department, and they must replace Xherdan Shaqiri. As per reports, Switzerland international is looking to leave the Anfield for regular first-team football and Galatasaray are readying a proposal to add him.

The Turkish news source report that coach Fatih Terim wants to improve his squad for next campaign and the management will move to persuade Xherdan with Champions League football. It is stated that a loan option would be used.

Shaqiri is a versatile talent who can play in multiple offensive positions and has got a fantastic CV. Unfortunately, his playing time has been limited at Liverpool because the German tactician has world-class attackers like Mane, Salah and Firmino at his disposal.

We lured the former Bayern Munich attacker from Stoke City in the summer transfer window of 2018 and last campaign, he mainly played as a super-sub for us.

In the Premier League, the 28-year-old winger started 11 matches last term and directly contributed to 9 goals (6 goals and three assists). The Swiss attacker also provided two assists in the Champions League, most notably, the assist that levelled the semi-final tie vs Blaugrana.

As far as this campaign is concerned, the Swiss playmaker only started four games in all tournaments and spent a lot of time unfit before the suspension of the season.

So, in all fairness, he needs to leave the European Champions to play football week in week out. His current deal with the Anfield club will expire in 2023, and as per reports, he is valued at £25m.