Tottenham should be champing at the bit to get their hands on Xherdan Shaqiri after the right-winger green-lighted a summer move away from the Brittania Stadium in search of Champions League football, following Stoke City’s relegation.
The Potters flanker reportedly has a £12million release clause written into his contract, meaning he is available for a snip of a price despite his impressive form for his team this season.
In the midst of Stoke’s plight, the Swiss international still managed to notch up an impressive eight goals as well as seven assists.
And at international level, his record is equally as impressive, bagging 20 goals in 66 games for the Swiss national team.
Tottenham are said to be keen on the player and given that he can be snapped up for a snip, at £12million Spurs will need to act fast amidst interest from a host of other teams.
Shaqiri, 26, has admitted that he wants to play in the Champions League which means Mauricio Pochettino holds all the trump cards.
Talking in the Sun he said: “It is important for me to find a club where the manager and directors all want me to sign.
“It will be all the better if this club is playing in Europe. It is any footballer’s great aim to play in the Champions League.”
He’d face a fight to get into the team though with Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura both occupying the right-wing position.
But we reckon Shaqiri carries a greater goal threat than that of the duo and would be worthy of a place in the starting XI.
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