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Shaqiri having medical ahead of £13m Liverpool move

13 July 2018

Discussions over a £13.75 million deal are progressing well according to the report, and Stoke City's winger could land at the Anfield sooner rather than later.

Liverpool face fresh competition to close the signing of Stoke City attacker Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Reds have been long-time admirers of the Switzerland global, who underwent a medical earlier today before putting pen to paper on a five-year deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023.

The 26-year-old was relegated with Stoke last season and spoke of his desire to remain in the Premier League.

The Switzerland global had been on holiday after helping his country reach the last-16 of the World Cup but he broke off to complete a medical at Melwood on Friday.

"I'm very happy to be here", he said.

The Nigerian-born player has been lined up by the Potters as replacement for Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri who is set to join Champions League finalists Liverpool.

"He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things".

"That was a big point for me to come here, because of the coach".

Naby Keita and Fabinho arrived on Merseyside earlier this summer to boost Jurgen Klopp's midfield options and Shaqiri provides support for Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack.

Shaqiri wears the No. 23 for Switzerland and could well adopt the number vacated by Emre Can on his new venture at Juventus.

Speaking after the announcement of the signing, Klopp described the move for the winger as a "no-brainer" for Liverpool.

Shaqiri having medical ahead of £13m Liverpool move