Shaqiri, ex-Liverpool, set to leave Lyon for MLS transfer

The Swiss star looks set to join the Chicago Fire in the coming days

Former Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri is approaching a move to MLS, Lyon confirmed on Friday.

Reports indicate that Shaqiri is set to join the Chicago Fire, with Lyon confirming the Swiss star is out of the squad for a match against Monaco to finalize the deal.

Shaqiri joined Lyon this summer from Liverpool on a €6m (£5m/$7m) transfer but is expected to leave just a few months on his three-year deal.

What was said?

“Olympique Lyonnais officials and Peter Bosz inform you that they have complied with Xherdan Shaqiri’s request to start discussions with an MLS club as part of a future transfer,” the French side said in a statement.

“As a result, the Swiss international midfielder did not participate in today’s training and will not be part of the group that will travel to Monaco tomorrow night as part of the 23rd round of Ligue 1.”

Shaqiri’s Career So Far
Shaqiri played for several of the world’s top clubs during his professional career, winning the Champions League twice – once for Bayern Munich and once for Liverpool.

He won the Bundesliga three times, the Premier League once and the Swiss league three times with Basel, as well as playing for Italian giants Inter.

Furthermore, the 30-year-old forward played 100 matches for the Swiss national team, scoring 26 goals.

However, the winger has struggled at Lyon this season, with just two goals and three assists in 11 league games.

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