Bayern Munich Chief Confirms They’re Ignoring Interest in Xherdan Shaqiri

Ignoring interest

For the past year and a half, Liverpool have been continually linked with a move for highly-rated Bayern Munich youngster Xherdan Shaqiri and this summer has been no different.

Following a successful showing at the World Cup this summer, the Swiss star’s stock has only continued to rise along with the Reds interest in bringing the player to Anfield. Although the 22-year old has hinted on a number of occasions that a move to the Premier League would be just fine by him and that he’s not happy playing a bit part in Bavaria, a concrete move has yet to materialize despite almost constant media speculation to the contrary. One might wonder what the hold-up is, but now we know for sure with Bayern Munich supremo Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirming that they’re just not listening to offers for him.

“We’ve had enquiries from several clubs from England and Italy but I’ve not held a single round of talks, because we’re convinced he’ll have a great career with us” he told the clubs official website when asked about Shaqiri’s future at the German giants. “He needs to stay fit and the coach totally believes in him.”

Liverpool ‘keeper Pepe Reina is all set to formalize a move to the Bundesliga champions later on today after completing a medical with them, but that doesn’t appear to have sweetened the pot any. “We have a good team. Pep wants 18 top players and five or six talents” continued Rummenigge. “He is very happy with his squad, he does not want unhappy players sitting in the stands.” Whether this hints at an expanded role for the grumpy winger remains to be seen, but it’s certainly another set-back in Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers on-going crusade to bring him to Anfied.

4 thoughts on “Bayern Munich Chief Confirms They’re Ignoring Interest in Xherdan Shaqiri

  • August 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    He was a good target but if they are not selling, go for someone like Andre Ayew who wants to play for LFC. Motivation is a very important element and Ayew has shown that by declaring he wants to play for LFC. He’s also more versatile than Shaqiri and although only 24 brings bags of CL and WC experience. I would also expect Ayew to be cheaper all round. It’s always good to be decisive and move on when things don’t work out. That is what we call good ‘decision-making’ on the pitch! Let’s practice it in the boardroom as well.

    By the way, if PSG want to raise money to buy Di Maria, LFC should ask them to sell us Digne and stop the interminable negotiation for Moreno. Then sign Bony and stop the transfer frenzy! It’s very close to the start of the season and BR should focus on football matters on the pitch than on endless negotiations!

    Sorry about the long post!

  • August 8, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Liverpool should’ve tried to get him on loan while selling them Pepe.

  • August 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I’m surprised they didn’t at least give it a go.

  • August 8, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Digne would be a good alternative to Moreno, but personally I’d prefer Marcos Rojo — might be a bit easier to prize away as well.

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