Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool sign Stoke forward after triggering release clause

Liverpool face Lazio competition for Stoke attacker Xherdan Shaqiri

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 complete the signing of Switzerland global midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City on a five-year deal.

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.

Talks between Stoke and Liverpool over a £13million deal advanced in recent days and the 26-year-old winger has been unveiled as the club's third signing of the summer transfer window.

Liverpool have already strengthened their squad this summer with the £39m signing of Monaco midfielder Fabinho, and the arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

"I'm very happy to be here", he told the club's official website.

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Shaqiri will link up with Jurgen Klopp's squad for their three-game tour of the United States, where they will play in the International Champions Cup against Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United.

The winger impressed for Switzerland at the 2018 World Cup, including scoring the victor against Serbia in the group stage.

"As a player you always want to be on the biggest stage in football".

"That was a big point for me to come here, because of the coach". I'm really happy that now I'm finally here.

Shaqiri, formerly of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, will wear the No 23 shirt for the Reds and has been welcomed to the club by his new manager Jurgen Klopp.

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