Bayern Munich youngster has addressed the rumours linking him with a move away from the Allianz Arena.
Gifted 22-year-old Xherdan Shaqiri has spoken out amid speculation he could leave Bayern Munich, with Premier League title challengers Liverpool rumoured to be interested in acquiring the Swiss sensation's services.
An attacking midfielder capable of playing across the forward three in a 4-2-3-1, Shaqiri is most comfortable on the right. Currently injured, the forward is due to return within a week but, according to Bild, has demanded more playing time as he has featured in just 17 matches, or 782 minutes of Bundesliga action this season. Only twice has he played a whole game in the German division.
During an autograph session at Basel's 'Athleticum', Shaqiri was asked where he would play next season, as those who arrived to see him were curious whether that would be away from the Allianz Arena, however, a Swiss newspaper Blick claims the player replied: "Still at Bayern Munich."
Despite his bit-part player status at Bayern, Shaqiri was still able to either score or assist a goal every 97 minutes on average, returned a passing accuracy of 85%, created a clear-cut goalscoring chance every 31 minutes and successfully completed a dribble every 25 minutes..
Liverpool were not the only club interested in making a bid, if Shaqiri became available on the summer transfer market, as Atletico Madrid and Juventus were also keen on adding him to their own roster.
Shaqiri has a transfermarkt.co.uk valuation of £17.5m.