Liverpool and Lyon strike deal with Shaqiri

Liverpool and Lyon have reached an agreement in principle for Xherdan Shaqiri, with the attacking midfielder due for a medical exam on Monday.

The Switzerland international joined the Reds in July 2018, but remained on the sidelines of the first team throughout his time at Anfield.

Shaqiri has played 63 times for Liverpool in all competitions and confirmed this window earlier that he was interested in a move away from the Premier League.

Lyon were among the many teams linked to Shaqiri and the Ligue 1 squad confirmed the arrival of the former Bayern Munich and Inter player on their official website on Sunday.

Shaqiri has played 45 times for Liverpool in the Premier League, including 18 starts, scoring seven goals and assisting five more in his three seasons at Merseyside.

While Shaqiri struggled for minutes at club level last season, he impressed Switzerland at Euro 2020 with three goals and an assist, including a goal when his country exited the quarter-finals against the ‘Spain.

He was directly involved in four Euro goals, with only Czech Patrik Schick (five) and Portuguese skipper Cristiano Ronaldo (six) involved in more.

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