Man United & Liverpool summer options for Bayern ace

Liverpool and Manchester United are two options for Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, according to the player’s brother.

The Switzerland international is believed to be on the verge of leaving the Bundesliga champions this summer after failing to hold down a first-team berth at the Allianz Arena since his arrival in 2012.

Shaqiri played a role in their successes of last season, but he has found his options severely limited under the guidance of Pep Guadiola this term, with the ex-Barcelona coach having the likes of Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze available to him in wide positions.

A switch to Liverpool was mooted during January, but the Reds opted against pursuing a deal as they set their focus on Yevhen Konoplyanka of Dnipro.

However they have since maintained and interest in the winger, who is also a target for United boss David Moyes.

The 22-year-old’s brother, Erdin, says that the Bayern ace is growing frustrated at a lack of opportunities, and highlighted the two great Premier League rivals as potential destinations this summer:

“We are waiting now until summer. Then, when clubs make approaches such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Inter Milan and other top clubs, we can listen to their offers.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“That said, Bayern still remains our first point of contact before we talk to other clubs.”

Despite Shaqiri having only managed 14 league outings this term, Bayern are still thought to be holding out for close to £20m to discuss a deal.


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