Sevilla target Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri
Sevilla are, according to Mundo Deportivo, keeping tabs on the situation of Bayern Munich midfielder, Xherdan Shaqiri who has made it clear that if his situation at the German Bundesliga club doesn’t change, he will seek an exit in order to be a consistent starter.
In a recent interview, the 22-year-old Shaqiri stressed that his desire is to be a consistent part of the starting eleven and feels his performances warrant that consideration.
“We’ll see what happens in the future, but things can’t continue like this. If things have to continue like this, I’m going elsewhere. I’m young and I have to keep growing. I want to play as a starter and not just when the league has already been won. I don’t want to go through another year like the one that just finished.”
However, Sevilla may be out of the running before the Swiss international even goes on the market, as his wages may be too much for the Europa League champions to take on and they are unable to satisfy his desire to play Champions League football, at least for the coming season.
“Clearly, if I change teams, I want to go to a big club. The Champions League is very important to me. If I go, it’ll be to go to a foreign league, but only a team that can fight for a title. We’ll see what happens this summer, but I don’t rule out fulfilling my contract here.”
Sevilla, in addition to the player’s demands, also face competition from English Premier League side Liverpool, who can not only pay the playmaker’s wages but offer Champions League football after finishing second in the Premier League this past season.