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Stoke City complete signing of Xherdan Shaqiri

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Stoke City have signed Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan for a club record fee of £12million.

The 23-year-old was at the Britannia for Stoke’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, and becomes the club’s ninth summer signing.

The deal comes following speculation through the summer, however the deal appeared to be off around a month ago and there was no news on the deal until he as spotted in Stoke.

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The youngster has represented Switzerland in age group football from U17s onwards, and has now made 46 senior appearances for his country, scoring 17 goals. He was also picked in his side’s 2010 World Cup squad, although he only made a single substitutes appearance in a goalless draw against Honduras.

He also went to Brazil last summer and had a more successful tournament, both personally and for his team. He scored a hat-trick against Honduras and Switzerland reached the last 16 where they lost to eventual finalists Argentina. He showed his prowess on the big stage, but was still out of favour at Bayern Munich.

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Unsettled club history

Shaqiri started his senior career at FC Basel, where three successful seasons earned him a dream move to FC Hollywood – Bayern Munich, however in three years there he made only 52 appearances and transferred to Inter Milan on January 9 2015. He signed a four-and-a-half year deal, but only spent six months there playing 15 times.

In early July a £12million fee was agreed for the Swiss, but the deal fell through and that seemed to be the end of that, but the deal was revived and finally completed on August 11.

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