Stoke City’s relegation came across as unfortunate for the fans and club in general but for the rest of us, it has presented a brilliant opportunity to sign some of their most promising stars. Xherdan Shaqiri is one such name and as per a report from The Sun, the player has expressed a desire to join a Champions League side.
To be able to sign a player like Shaqiri for a fee this low is certainly a bargain. Despite Stoke’s struggles, the former Inter Milan star managed to put in some decent performances over the course of the previous season.
Boosting our attacking department must be a priority for Mauricio Pochettino this summer and on that front, a move for Shaqiri does seem like a good deal. Our fellow supporters on Twitter seemed to be divided about the issue. Here’s how our fanbase reacted to the news:
If Spurs are serious about Shaqiri then they've picked the wrong man, Arnautovic would be a much better fit
— Rob White (@Robby_White) May 17, 2018
— Luke LNEMS (@travel_luke) May 13, 2018
Not sure this will be true. He doesn't work hard enough to get in the Spurs side.
— John Blood (@bloody56) May 14, 2018
Shaqiri to Spurs for £12m will be a steal!
— Janam Muni (@janam138) May 18, 2018
Shaqiri at £12 million is worth a punt for Spurs. Nothing to lose really, but not sure how he fits.
— Sam Cox (@SamRCox_) May 14, 2018
Mario Lemina and Xherdan Shaqiri are excellent Premier League players, but Spurs surely have to be aiming higher?
— Daniel Yates (@danielyates_) May 14, 2018
i def want spurs to get shaqiri and for 12m yessss
get sessegnon too
— Tom (@kaneisabel7) May 15, 2018