'We must listen' to Liverpool and United interest says Shaqiri brother

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Xherdan Shaqiri is being linked with a move away from Bayern Munich this summer. Could Liverpool or Manchester United get their man?

Being a Bayern Munich player at the moment can only be a good thing. The likelihood is you are going to win trophies - and that it is going to be done with relative ease.

But with success also come rejection for many.

Being a winger attempting to break through in a team consisting of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben is never going to be easy.

But Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri is trying to do exactly that. He is undoubtedly one of European football’s top talents - but at 22-years-old he finds himself trying to break ahead of two of world football’s most exceptional wide-men.

When he has played this campaign he has impressed. Shaqiri has played just 629 minutes of Bundesliga football this term but has five goals to his name.

With that in mind plenty of teams are said to be keeping tabs on the player - who appears to be getting itchy feet.

He said earlier this week:

“When you hear these names, of course you have to listen to the offer, but there is nothing concrete, I cannot say anything to this. I am feeling good in Munich but as a player you have to listen, if one of these top clubs is interested…‘Bundesliga is the best league for me, but I also like the Premier League and Serie A…”

And he has not been the only Shaqiri speaking summer exits this week. His brother Erdin also acts as an advisor to the winger - and has been speaking to the Swiss press about his future.

He told Blick today:

"We are now waiting for the summer to see what we do. But when clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Internazionale and other top clubs report to you, then of course we must listen to what they have to offer."

It is certainly a move that both clubs would welcome.

Shaqiri is undoubtedly a top talent and with news of Arjen Robben signing a new deal at the Allianz he will also realise first-team football is not a given in Bavaria.

So this starlet might just be lighting up the Premier League in 2014-15.

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