Shaqiri is frustrated at Bayern currently.
Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed he could leave the Bundesliga champions this summer and Liverpool and Manchester United are on alert as a result.
The 22-year-old has found first team opportunities at the Allianz Arena hard to come by since a 2012 transfer to Bayern and has openly admitted he may have to leave the club in order to resolve this.
“It’s clear that I cannot continue like this. If nothing changes, I will have to make some changes myself,” Shaqiri was quoted by Sky Sports.
“I want to play in the important games as well and not just in the Bundesliga. I don’t want to go through another year like this.
“I only want to play for a major club. The Champions League is important to me. We will see what happens.
“England would be an option. If I were to leave Bayern, it will be for a foreign club. But it will have to be a club challenging for the title.”
These comments from the Switzerland international will give both the Reds and United renewed hope in their bid to sign the Bayern star.
Brendan Rodgers has been keeping tabs on Shaqiri for some time, according to the Daily Mail, as the Northern Irishman seeks to improve his squad after taking them back to the Champions League for the first time in five years.
With both Oussama Assaidi and Suso linked with moves away from Anfield, Raheem Sterling is the only option on the wing and Rodgers wants more support or the extra games the Merseysiders will be playing.
As for United, they want to oversee an overhaul of their squad after their worst ever Premier League points tally in 2013/14 and a seventh place finish.
It means that they won’t be playing top European football next term, but the lure of working with new manager Louis van Gaal may be enough to convince Shaqiri, reports ESPN.
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