Bayern Munich’s Shaqiri is on the way out as Inter also show interest.
The future of Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri remains in doubt as Inter Milan, Liverpool and Manchester United all show interest in the winger, according to German daily Bild.
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Speculation regarding the Switzerland international’s future started after Shaqiri’s brother revealed that the 22-year-old needs to be playing more regularly than he currently is at the Allianz Arena.
“Xherdan is 22 and at this age he needs to play regularly, which is not currently the case,” the attacking midfielder’s brother and advisor told Blick.
“We are waiting now until the summer. Then, when clubs come such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Inter Milan and other top clubs, then we will listen.
“But Bayern still remain our first point of contact before we talk to other clubs.”
Shaqiri is struggling to get game time at Bayern currently due to the plethora of talent available to head coach Pep Guardiola in the Swiss star’s position.
Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller and Mario Goetze are all options in attacking midfielder and are contracted to the Bundesliga champions until 2017, as is Arjen Robben, who signed his new deal this week.
It has taken time for Robben to win over the Bayern fans due to his reputation for diving, but impressive displays since his transfer from Real Madrid in 2009 has done just that.
Of the players at the club in Shaqiri’s position that could depart in the near future Toni Kroos is the only one, as the German has failed to come to an agreement on a new deal in Bavaria and has been strongly linked by talkSPORT with a transfer to Old Trafford.
Yet it’s this abundance of talent that has limited Shaqiri to just 12 starts in all competitions this term and this is why the winger is thinking of leaving.
The Reds are desperate for support on the wings having seen moves for Willian, Mohamed Salah and Yevhen Konoplyanka collapse in the past 12 months.
United meanwhile are ready to overhaul their squad this summer after a disappointing first campaign in charge for David Moyes and as Tribalfootball reports, the Scot will listen to offers for Shinji Kagawa, Nani and Antonio Valencia.
Shaqiri is considered to be a right winger, but can also play in attacking midfield and on the left, and is a superb passer of the ball.
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