August 23, 2021 – 00:01
Olimlique Lyon has confirmed that it has transferred Xherdan Shaqiri from Liverpool.
Through an official announcement on their website, the club from Ligue 1 has announced that they have reached an agreement with the winger from Zhegra of Gjilan.
“Olympique Lyonnais is happy to have finally reached an agreement in principle with Liverpool in the context of the transfer of Swiss international midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, who stood out against France in the 16th round of Euro 2020,” the statement said. .
“Especially motivated by the Olympique Lyonnais project, Xherdan Shaqiri arrives tonight in Lyon where he will be welcomed by Juninho. The end of the transfer remains conditional on the result of the medical examination that the player will spend this Monday morning and the completion of the last administrative formalities “.
The 29-year-old from Kosovo, Xherdan Shaqiri, has 96 appearances with the Swiss national team with which he participated three times in the World Cup (2010, 2014 and 2018) and 2 Euros (2016, 2021), eliminating France in 1/8 of final played on June 28th in Bucharest. “Considered one of the greatest players in the history of Helvetian football with Alexander Frei and Stéphane Chapuisat, the attacking midfielder is currently the top scorer for the national team in major international tournaments (8 goals in 17 appearances).” press release.
It is reported that Shaqiri will cost Lyon 12 million euros, and his presentation is expected to take place early next week.
We are please to confirm an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer of Xherdan Shaqiri, subject to a medical.https://t.co/cXOX4SUqgH
– Olympique Lyonnais ë (@OL_English) August 22, 2021