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Stoke to complete Shaqiri transfer after player passes medical

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Xherdan Shaqiri is set to complete a medical for Stoke City and should sign for the Potters in what could be one of the best deals of the summer in the Premier League, according to the Mirror.

Earlier this month, Shaqiri was linked with Stoke but turned them down to wait for interest from other clubs, however he is now set to join the Premier League side and should sign a contract soon.

Transfer saga finally over?

Shaqiri's name has been going all around Europe following the winger's unhappiness at Inter Milan, a club he joined in January 2015 from Bayern Munich on a four-year contract.

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Roberto Mancini never really showed interest in playing the winger and Shaqiri ended up playing 15 games and scored just one goal, making two assists. 

The Swiss winger has already been linked with Stoke, however in a dramatic turn of events he seems to have agreed to move to the Potters.

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Indeed, he was spotted at the Britannia Stadium during Stoke's opening Premier League match against Liverpool, after reportedly finishing his medical 24 hours before the game.

It seems like the transfer saga is finally over and he's about to sign at the Britannia Stadium to try to get his career back on tracks again after a failed six months at Inter Milan, and it should prove to be a great deal for the Potters.

A good signing?

In a season where the Premier League seems to be more competitive than ever, Shaqiri will be a world class addition to Stoke City, as well as the Premier League itself.

Back when he played for Bayern Munich, the Swiss international showed what he was capable of and produced some amazing performances which were followed last summer by a very successful World Cup with Switzerland.

The winger is only 23 years old and he definitely has time to get his career back on tracks, especially in what is considered the most competitive league in the world.

 

Shaqiri will look forward to a lot of playing time at the Britannia Stadium but will have a club record transfer fee to live up to. With the Italian club having signed a huge amount of players so far this summer, they will definitely not be worried nor saddened by Shaqiri's departure and it's a great deal for both clubs.

The winger would bring a lot of firepower up front for Stoke as they currently only have Mame Diouf who is a prolific goalscorer in the team. Indeed, Shaqiri can also play as a striker if needed and he would be great up there alongside the Senegalese star who scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for the Potters last season. 

What do you think Stoke fans, are you excited about Shaqiri's arrival? Do you think he will be a success in the Premier League? Let us know in the comments below.

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