Stoke Seal Club Record Deal for Shaqiri

Stoke City have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri for a club record fee of £12m.

The 23-year-old winger was at the Britannia stadium on Sunday as Stoke suffered an opening 1-0 defeat by Liverpool in the English Premier League.

The Switzerland international is the ninth signing by Liverpool after Moha El Ouriachi, Shay Given, Jakob Haugaard, Glen Johnson, Joselu, Philipp Wollscheid, Marco van Ginkel and Ibrahim Affelay.

Xherdan Xhaqiri Joined Inter Milan from Bayern Munich. Image: Getty.
Xherdan Xhaqiri Joined Inter Milan from Bayern Munich. Image: Getty.

Stoke’s previous record signing was striker Peter Crouch, who joined from Tottenham Hotspur in a £10m move in 2011.

Shaqiri joined Inter Milan from German champions Bayern Munich in January, scoring three goals in 20 games for the coach Roberto Mancini side.

He has been capped 46 times by Switzerland.

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