Recent reports have it that Arsenal are on the verge of loosing out in the race to land Bayern Munich forward Xherdan Shaqiri.
The 23 years old star looks set to move to England, but it will not be to the Emirates, as reports now have it that Liverpool have beating us in the race to land the midfield star.
Xherdan has been left out of Pep Guardiola’s plans this season and it is understood the Bundesliga Champions have invited bids for him, having been deemed surplus to requirement at the club.
Liverpool have been one of many team in England and Europe who have been trying to lure him. And according to Express, it is believed that Brendan Rodgers’s side have gone ahead of the pack, even trumping Roberto Mancini’s big wage package offer for him.
Shaqiri was one of the stars of the World Cup, being one of few players to score a hat-trick in Brazil. He was one of Liverpool’s targets in the summer as they went about the revamp of their team to find replacements for Luis Suarez.
Brendan Rodgers is regarded as a keen admirer of Shaqiri and had made efforts to sign him before the transfer window closed on September 1st.
Wenger has had his eyes on a number of possible additions to bolster the energy levels of the attacking aspects of the team, and there are fewer youngsters in Europe who show as much oomph as the Swiss International.
It is so certain Liverpool will be giving us a dose of our pill by pulling off the signing of Shaqiri although a comparison with Alexis will be to overstep the bounds of reasonable analysis. That said, the youngster is still one of the most exciting players in Europe and his performances at Basel were the indications of what a player he could become.