Xherdan Shaqiri could earn up to $7m a year in MLS

As reported by Ignazio Genuardi, Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri could earn up to $7m a year after his move from Ligue 1 club Lyon to MLS outfit Chicago Fire last month.

Shaqiri’s base salary will reportedly be as high as $4.6m, but that amount could rise substantially due to various add-ons via bonuses and premiums.

The former Bayern Munich and Liverpool man joined the American club on a contract running until the 2024 season, in a transfer that saw Lyon receive €7m. The 30-year-old left Ligue 1 after a mixed six-month spell after arriving from Liverpool for €6m in the summer.

OL coach Peter Bosz has since explained the struggles of the Switzerland international, saying he didn’t work in Lyon’s team and wasn’t fit when he signed.


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