Lyon announce £10m signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Liverpool

Paul Macdonald
Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring against Everton for Liverpool

Lyon have announced that they have reached an agreement in principle to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Liverpool.

The Ligue 1 side made an official statement late on Sunday night confirming that negotiations with both player and club have progressed and the transfer will be completed on Monday, subject to a successful medical.

There are no details on the length of the contract, but reports suggest a deal has been done in the region of £10m for the Swiss international.

Shaqiri moved to Anfield three years ago and despite some fleeting moments, has always been a squad player for Jurgen Klopp, featuring just five times in the Premier League last season.

He now moves to Ligue 1 to a Lyon team in relative crisis, having picked up just two points from their opening three league fixtures. On Sunday, they surrendered a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with promoted Clermont, prompting boss Peter Bosz to accuse his side of 'Under 12' mistakes.

Shaqiri broke onto the scene with Basel before sealing a big-money move to Bayern Munich in 2012, but he used sparingly by the German giants before rekindling his career with Stoke in the Premier League. His performances there earned him his move to Liverpool but again he was on the periphery of the first team at a big club.

The 29-year-old has shown more success at international level, excelling for Switzerland at a series of international tournaments and is just four shy of reaching a century of caps for his nation.