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Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri Is Available For A Cut-Price Deal

Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri Is Available For A Cut-Price Deal

Any takers for Xherdan Shaqiri?

Stoke City suffered relegation to the Championship following defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday. It brings an end to their 10-year spell in England's top flight.

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Naturally, Stoke will brace themselves for a fire sale with their star players likely to secure a move away from the Bet365 Stadium.

We're talking Jack Butland, Joe Allen, not to mention Shaqiri.

Butland is attracting plenty of interest with the likes of Liverpool and newly-promoted Wolves eyeing up his goalkeeping services. Allen is also subject to intense speculation.

And, of course, there's Stoke's Switzerland ace.

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Shaqiri in action for Stoke. Image: PA
Shaqiri in action for Stoke. Image: PA

While he netted a superb free-kick against Palace, his brilliant effort was, ultimately, in vain.

A day removed from Stoke's return to the second tier, reports have emerged of Shaqiri's contract. In particular his measly release clause following relegation.

Per Swiss outlet Blick via Liverpool Echo, the attacking midfielder is reportedly available for just £12 million.

Shaqiri celebrates scoring. Image: PA
Shaqiri celebrates scoring. Image: PA
Shaqiri cuts a dejected figure. Image: PA
Shaqiri cuts a dejected figure. Image: PA

Shaqiri transferred to Stoke in 2015 from Inter Milan, and has spent three seasons with the Potters.

He's weighed in with 10 Premier League goals this season, his best return for the club.

Shaqiri, a regular international, has also plied for Bayern Munich, and is still 26-years-old, making him a potentially desirable transfer once the summer market reopens.

Further claims suggest Everton are keeping tabs on him ahead of tabling a bid.

He'll bolster their midfield options which includes the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Morgan Schneiderlin, Tom Davies, among others.

As well as Everton, West Ham and Serie A oufit AS Roma are also believed to be keen on Shaqiri.

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke City

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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