TRANSFER NEWS: Race Heats Up For £15m Golden Boy

By on December 8, 2011

Premier League quartet Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Tottenham are among the clubs chasing FC Basel winger Xherdan Shaqiri, but will now have to pay in excess of £15m for his services.

Having broken on to the scene at the age of 18, Shaqiri has become one of the hottest properties in Europe after a string of impressive displays during his 78 appearances for Basel.  The winger was linked with a £7m move in the summer, with Arsenal and Tottenham among the teams leading the race for his signature at that time.

Shaqiri’s form this year has seen the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd, as well as clubs from Germany and Turkey, join the hunt for the exciting 20-year-old and interested parties were expected to step up their interest in the January transfer window.

However, Shaqiri put in another superb performance during Basel’s shock 2-1 win over Man Utd last night, culminating in the Swiss team progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time.

Due to their continued participation in Europe, it’s now being reported that Basel will demand a fee in excess of £15m for their star man.

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7 Comments

  1. totnam

    December 8, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Plays like Taraabt, unless he passes the ball No Thanks!

  2. Lion Heart

    December 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I think Shaqiri has lot of potential and if he goes to a big team he will become a great player in the future. Shaqiri has great ball control, good balance, great first touch, great left foot, great strength, great dribbling skills. If he is as consistent as he was in game against Man Utd he will be one of the best players in the future. I hope he comes to Liverpool who desperately needs quality in the wings.

  3. Ray

    December 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    So Spurs are being linked with another winger, a left footed player at that, is this leading up to another load of crap about Bale leaving hence our interest in this particular player? Because, if this little article is true, he will be an understudy to Bale which at the moment, both Danny Rose and Andros Townsend lay claim to. As far as I’m concerned this article as many before it on this site is a complete fabrication and out of habit, the name of Spurs has to mentioned so when the player is sold, the headline will read that player snubbed Spurs to sign for who ever. Total BS.

  4. dan

    December 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    He is a great player, and will become better in the future. He is young and once he is moved to another club, his skill will also rise. Other young players in Basel Granit xhaka is also a fantastic player with great pontential and he is only 19.

  5. Zekk

    December 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    As usual, Liverpool targets a player, then parasites like Arsenal and Man U follow suit. M’Vila, Hazard, Lucas (Sao Paulo), Cavani, Eriksen, now Shaqiri. You mean they don’t even have money to pay their scouts to work?

  6. Ashfah Hussain

    December 9, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Just get the player. He’ll be good to us.

  7. Logan

    December 9, 2011 at 7:01 am

    It’s sad to see other clubs utilise the youngsters to great effect while we still pesist on having Gibson, Evans etc that have been given ample chances to prove themselves. I say take a chance with Pogba, Morrison, the Keane twins and others. When the team is winning then give them ± 20 minutes to get game time and some 1st experience.Remember that’s how the Class of ’92 started.

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