Loads of Liverpool fans have been reacting to a surprising transfer rumour, as West Ham want to sign Xherdan Shaqiri for £22.5m.
According to The Daily Post, the Irons are eyeing Shaqiri as they prepare themselves for a busy summer.
Under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos, the east-London outfit signed ten new players last summer, and will look to strengthen the squad again this term.
According to the report, the Reds have set a £22.5m asking price on the Swiss international after he fell down the pecking order in the second half of the season, and the Hammers are willing to stump up the cash.
However, many Reds are taking issue with the reports, wondering why the club would cash in on a player who added some much-needed attacking depth this season.
On the one hand, the club would be nearly doubling the £13m they paid for him last summer (BBC), but there is no point building a squad if you take it apart 12 months later.
Take a look at the Twitter reactions down below, where fans are completely against a sale…
What we’ve always lacked is squad depth and now we wanna take that away ? 🧐
— Samrofik_74 (@samrofik18) May 28, 2019
Shaq is quality. Had a good first season IMO. Anything under 30m is bad.
— MILHAN CHUNGH (@MilhanIsLxthul) May 28, 2019
He’s worth minimum £40m
— Eng.SultanAlkeebali (@87Alkeebali) May 28, 2019
Why on earth do we wanna sell up? I love the cube
— Milly’s Ribena (@OkSourcee) May 28, 2019
Would be disrespectful to sell him. He’s a great asset to the club and proved he can be an impactful super sub
— Daz (@HighClassHendo) May 28, 2019
We can’t sell him he worked hard for team and scored some important goals for us. Is this the media at work trying to unsettle players before the big match.
— Dez (@Dez35966833) May 28, 2019
I wouldn’t sell him. He has had a good season for us. He’s been good when given the chance and has good impact when coming off the bench. If he’s happy at Liverpool, which looks like he is I wouldn’t sell. We do need a strong bench, not just a strong 11.
— Niall Kelleher (@123anfield) May 28, 2019
Nope. That’s a terrible deal for us. Hes worth more we just don’t think so because of his relegation release clause price we signed him for
— Enrique Muller (@EnriqueMuller42) May 28, 2019
— XS23 (@CalvesLikeShaq) May 28, 2019