Stoke City have announced the singing of Swiss superstar Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan for a club record fee of £12million.
The 23-year-old, who was pictured at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday, his appearance raised rumours that the midfielder was closing in on a move to the Potters and now those rumours have been confirmed as Shaqiri has penned a five year contract with Mark Hughes’s side.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 11, 2015
He has scored 17 times for his country – becomes the latest high-profile signing and Potters’ ninth summer recruit.
Shaqiri will wear the number 22 shirt and could make his Premier League debut at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Here’s how Twitter reacts after the English club secures 12 million pound Shaqiri signature.
Bojan, Afellay and Shaqiri all play for Stoke. What a time to be alive. — Sarah Jones (@sarahmufc93) August 11, 2015
Quality signing for Stoke, buying Shaqiri will boost them a lot!
— All For United (@allforunited) August 11, 2015
Dwight Gayle joins Bristol City and Xheridan Shaqiri joins Stoke? What next?… Lee Cattermole joining Barcelona?
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 11, 2015
With Shaqiri joining Stoke, there are now five players in the squad that have a Champions League medal. My word. My. Word. — Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 11, 2015
Incredible to see players like Cabaye, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum etc. signing for ‘smaller’ clubs.
— J-L (@TheSilvaLining) August 11, 2015
Xherdan Shaqiri scored a goal, played a key pass or recorded an assist once every 24.9mins for Inter in Serie A last season.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 11, 2015
If Shaqiri can’t beat Jonathan Walters into the staring XI God knows what happened to him — Robbie McCarthy (@RobbieMac321) August 11, 2015
Shaqiri will inevitably play a blinder against Spurs this weekend, then disappear from view for the season. Seen it too many times…
— Matt Allen (@byMattAllen) August 11, 2015