[OFFICIAL] Shaqiri Leaves Liverpool And Goes To Lyon

The riddle about the future of Liverpool player, Xherdan Shaqiri, has finally been answered. Shaqiri is confirmed to be joining the French club, Olympique Lyon. The news had been in the air for several days and now the official has also arrived. The Swiss winger, who also liked Lazio, said goodbye to the Reds and will soon begin his new adventure in Ligue 1. 

Shaqiri spent the last three years of his career at Liverpool. With the presence of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino on the front lines, Shaqiri practically did not have the opportunity to play properly.

For three seasons, he was only able to record eight goals from 63 appearances in all competitions. The 2019/20 season was the most miserable for him, where Shaqiri was only able to record 11 appearances.

Below is the press release from the French club: "Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to have finally reached an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer of Swiss international midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, who is a key figure for his country in this summer's European Championship."

"Shaqiri, driven by the OL project, will arrive in Lyon this evening where he will be greeted by Juninho. The process of finalizing the transfer remains dependent on the results of the medical examination to be passed this Monday morning, and the final administrative completion."

"His arrival would further strengthen a midfield that already includes several international players, at both senior and U21 level. The signing of Shaqiri, after a deal was also reached to bring double European champion, Emerson, to the club, confirms that Olympique Lyonnais still has the means to enjoy a great season in Ligue 1, despite a difficult start, and in the Europa League, which also remains a key objective."

"After intense negotiations with Liverpool, OL thanks the General Manager, Billy Hogan, and the Sporting Director, Michael Edwards, for their availability and for listening to the joint requests of Xherdan Shaqiri and Olympique Lyonnais."

Source: www.ol.fr/fr-fr/contenus/articles/2021/08/22/communique-de-presse

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