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Stoke City sign Xherdan Shaqiri in £12 million deal


Stoke City have officially announced the signing of Inter Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri in a £12 million deal, which is a club record for the Potters.

The 23-year-old Swiss international winger has signed a 5-year contract with Stoke and will link-up with his new teammates this week ahead of Saturday’s trip to Tottenham.

Manager Mark Hughes said: “He’s a dynamic and explosive player who will bring something different to the group and at the age of 23 he still has a great deal of potential.

SEE MORE: Read our Stoke City 2015/16 season preview.

“In the chats I’ve had with him it’s obvious that he’s excited about playing in the Premier League and showing what he’s capable of.”

Shaqiri, who has scored 17 goals in 46 appearances for Switzerland, was a member of the Bayern Munich squad that won the 2012/13 European Champions League.

Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “It’s no secret that we have been pursuing Xherdan for some time now and we are delighted to have finally secured his signature.

“He’s an exciting young player who is really looking forward to playing in the Premier League having played at the very highest level in Germany with Bayern Munich and in Italy with Inter.

“Xherdan will be a fantastic addition to our squad and adds to the attacking options at the manager’s disposal.”

Shaqiri has been allocated number 22 for the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League campaign.

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  1. March

    August 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Wow. I’m impressed that Stoke could get a guy like this. I’ve been a fan of Shaqiri for a while now.

  2. yespage

    August 11, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Two points:

    1) This is flat out plagiarism. I received an email from Stoke City that read word for word with this “article”. The photo even matches. To attribute this to a different author is plagiarism.

    2) Look forward to the addition. Stoke it looking to consolidate their position in the EPL and settle in the top half of the league.

    • Christopher Harris

      August 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      It’s from the Stoke City press release, yespage.

      • yespage

        August 11, 2015 at 4:33 pm

        Yes, perhaps there should be something somewhere attributing the “article” to Stoke City, the actual generator of the article, not Alex Muller.

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