OL: Shaqiri ejected in January, confirmed

OL no longer believe in Xherdan Shaqiri and intend to sell him this winter at the first opportunity. The Swiss cost too much for its output.

Flagship rookie of Olympique Lyonnais in the company of Jérôme Boateng, Xherdan Shaqiri was to be the great host of Lyon’s offensive game, but also one of the finishers. The Swiss arrived from Liverpool would finally be able to recover playing time, which he was sorely lacking in the Reds. Despite a few promising first appearances, the attacking midfielder has gradually disappeared from the radar. A performance at half mast, and critics stormy. In the end, this could simply earn him a hasty departure from OL just six months after his arrival. The rumor had been running since the beginning of December but the information was confirmed by L’Equipe on Thursday, a few hours before the opening of the transfer market. An offer is therefore now hoped for, and it could be accepted whatever its amount.

The price of the secondary transfer

Indeed, if OL have spent “only” 6 million euros to bring him from Liverpool, his salary of 350,000 euros per month valid over another three years gives chills to the accountant of the Rhone club. The idea of ​​getting rid of it to achieve a nice saving, and also to avoid paying bonuses provided for in the deal with the Reds, is more than gaining ground. But inevitably, the profile of Shaqiri is not currently dreaming, unless you find a more exotic way out, in the Emirates or in Turkey. The Swiss, who languishes on the bench and does not often enter during the game, could end up accepting this change of course in order to regain playing time, just to keep his place with the Nati and avoid losing his place. a few months away from the 2022 World Cup. The 30-year-old attacking midfielder will therefore be listening, even if for the moment, OL have not received any indication of interest, and even fewer financial proposals.

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