Tottenham Hotspur transfer boost as Xherdan Shaqiri admits unrest

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted his frustration at Bayern Munich.

In demand midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri appears to have given up on landing a permanent starting place in the Bayern Munich team.

The Swiss attacker's talent is not in doubt, but with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben in front of him at the Bundesliga leaders, getting playing time is not simple.

Shaqiri sounds unconvinced, telling reporters he intends to talk about his future with the club in the January transfer window.

He is quoted in the Swiss media: "I have a contract with Bayern until 2016, in the winter we'll meet again to discuss Bayern but I have a feeling I'll never be in the starting XI, even by scoring a goal every game.

"It's too early to say if it's good time to leave, I want to play. Last summer, I wanted to leave Bayern but they asked me to stay."

The timing of his comments is positive for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, with The Metro reporting the North London club are preparing a £19 million transfer bid.

Shaqiri is only 23, and his versatility and eye for goal from midfield would make him an excellent addition, showing his talent at the World Cup by scoring a hat-trick against Honduras.

He has two goals in four starts for Bayern this season, with a further eight appearances coming off the substitute's bench.

 

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