Struggling for game time at Liverpool last season, it was almost certain that Xherdan Shaqiri would be heading through the exit door, which is exactly what happened.
After rumours of a move to Lazio, it was Lyon in France who secured the Switzerland international’s services from Anfield, but six months later, he could already be on his way to the MLS.
That comes from L’Equipe, who explain that despite some interest from Swiss clubs, with Sion recently admitting they wanted to sign him, the former Liverpool man could be heading across the Atlantic Ocean instead.
It’s said the player is worried he could miss out on being called up to the 2022 World Cup if things continue as they are in France, telling his entourage as much ‘for the past few days’, which is where all this interest is coming from.
Despite the player having a hand in both goals in the recent 2-1 win over Marseille, he only has nine starts in the league to date from a possible 18, and there’s no denying he would be something of a sure starter in an MLS side.
The name of the club ‘hasn’t filtered through yet’, but it’s claimed the ex-Liverpool man is in ‘advanced talks’ with them about a move in the near future.
L’Equipe even go as far as wonder if the upcoming game on Saturday against Monaco could be his last, or if he’ll even be picked.
This isn’t the career path the player will have wanted when he left Jürgen Klopp’s side just a few months ago, but it’s clear a move is needed, especially if Murat Yakin is considering dropping the 100-cap national star from his plans if he doesn’t play more.