Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that he will sit down with Bayern Munich in January to discuss his future.
As reported by the Express, the 22-year-old winger is a wanted man, with Premier League duo Manchester United and Liverpool seemingly interested in his signature. And now, with this latest development, it appears that they may have the opportunity to land him in the winter transfer window.
Struggles under Guardiola
It's been a tricky time for Shaqiri of late, with the player struggling for opportunities under Pep Guardiola. Despite previously insisting that he was going to stay in the Bundesliga, it now appears that he could be on the way out in the foreseeable future.
Speaking to reporters, he said: "I need to feel the trust of the coach to do well.
"That's why I pushed for a move away in the summer because I want continuity and to try something new.
"It's not nice to see myself overtaken by a 17-year-old in the team, but I was asked to stay and so I did.
"Certainly in January I will meet with the company to talk about my future."
It remains to be seen as to whether the pacey winger will be handed more of a starring role under Guardiola before the January transfer window. If his struggles continue, then, he may well head to England's elite division if the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are willing to splash the cash on his signature.
United or Liverpool?
It's not surprising that both clubs are interested in his services. At just 22-years-old, he certainly looks set for a bright future despite recent troubles at Bayern.
Manchester United - under Louis van Gaal - haven't been afraid to spend big of late, but already have an array of talent in their attacking ranks. Woud Shaqiri feel comfortable having to battle the likes of Juan Mata and Angel di Maria for a starting spot at the Theatre of Dreams.
Liverpool, on the other hand, may well be looking to improve in the attacking department after a disappointing start to the season. Brendan Rodgers will, though, be hoping that the likes of Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Co. start to fire over the coming weeks and months.
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