Xherdan Shaqiri is open to a move to the Premier League after revealing his discontent in his role at Bayern Munich.
According to ESPN, when asked in an interview with Swiss newspaper, 20 minuten, whether he would be interested in moving to England the Munich player replied: "Sure. When I make the switch, it will be abroad and most likely not within Bundesliga."
The midfielder revealed he doesn’t feel there is as much trust between Pep Guardiola and the players as there was between them and his predecessor, Jupp Heynckes.
"I felt more trust under [Jupp] Heynckes, maybe because [Pep] Guardiola does not talk to the players that much," Shaqiri told 20min.ch.
Shaqiri is currently preparing for the tournament in Brazil next June with his national side, Switzerland, who have been considered one of the dark horses for this year’s competition.
When asked about a potential move away from the Allianz Arena, the 22 year old said “We will see.”
This season the Swiss International has featured in 23 games and has scored seven goals and made three assists. His playing time has been limited due to several minor injuries and this follows a treble winning season where he made 38 appearances.
He joined the club in 2012 after leaving Swiss giants, FC Basel, and he signed a four year contract. Technically he still has two years left on his current deal and he “principally” wants to see out his contract however, he admits that he wants to play in the big games and doesn’t want to repeat the season he has just experienced.
“I am young and I need to develop further. I also want to start in the big games and not only in Bundesliga, when everything is decided already. I don't want to experience a year like that ever again.”
He made it clear in this interview that the Champions League is a very important competition for him and is keen to join a club that has ambitions to win trophies. His eyes might be dazzled from the limelight, but the young winger has been getting a lot of attention from both clubs in the Bundesliga and elsewhere in Europe.
Liverpool have been linked to him according to reports and after sealing a second place finish and European football, Shaqiri might fancy a trip to Merseyside. Recently, manager Brendan Rodgers, signed a new four year contract as he looks to continue his re-branding of the club. They took the title race to the final day and have been tipped as early favourites to do the same next year.
With Rodgers being handed a summer spending war chest from owner, John Henry, he would have the money to lure the midfielder away from Germany. They have also targeted winger, Yevhen Konoplyanka, who they initially tried to sign in January.
Borussia Mönchengladbach are also in contention to sign the Swiss however, a move to the Premier League looks to be his priority. For now the winger will be focussing on his country’s World Cup campaign with Switzerland’s first game kicking off against Ecuador on the 15th June.
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