Liverpool FC have a few weeks off of competitive games, so it is time to go trolling for news. Coming out today are reports that La Liga side Sevilla are interested in making a move for both Xherdan Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino.
Of course, all of these reports, including a short piece from the Liverpool Echo’s daily LFC blog, trace back to an article in La Razón two days ago. The article claims that the Andalusian team could be looking to replace Youssef En-Nesyri. Youssef En-Nesyri, their star attacker, has been linked to Borussia Dortmund and Juventus as a replacement Erling Haaland and Cristiano Ronaldo respectively. To fill the void, they would like to bring in both Shaqiri and Minamino for a total of €25 million. The report estimates that Sevilla are willing to pay €15 million for Shaqiri, and €10 million for Minamino.
Of course, the article from La Razón has no quotes from players, agents, or anyone at all. At this point, it seems more like postulation rather than anything concrete. There is definitely a strong chance that Shaqiri will move on this summer as the 29 year old looks for one final contract, and one final chance for significant playing time. Minamino, on the other hand, doesn’t seem nearly as likely to move, especially for such a cut rate deal. The Japanese international has struggled to break through for Liverpool, but is still very much part of future plans according to Jurgen Klopp. While he hasn’t been the most consistent, he has a couple of goals for Southampton since moving on loan in January.