Report: Tottenham make approach for Xherdan Shaqiri, player prefers Germany move

Xherdan Shaqiri

Tottenham are the latest team to make an approach for Xherdan Shaqiri, after Newcastle and Everton's interest.

As reported by InterLive, Spurs have made an approach for Xherdan Shaqiri of Internazionale, although there is a complication in the deal.

Shaqiri has been one of the most in demand players this summer, despite only signing for Inter in January from Bayern Munich. The Liverpool Echo claim that both Newcastle and Everton want to sign the Swiss star, and a summer exit from the San Siro is expected.

And with his future still in the air, Spurs have become the latest team to make an approach for the 23-year-old.

The report states that Tottenham’s approach is formal, as they can match both the asking price for Shaqiri (£10.5 million) as well as his wages (£2.5 million per year).

However, it is also believed that Shaqiri himself is not keen on the move, as he would prefer to return to German, rather than signing for an English club.

Would Shaqiri be good signing for Spurs?

Shaqiri certainly fits all the demands that Mauricio Pochettino wants from his players, being a young, high energy attacker with an eye for goal and ability to play in many positions.

A £10.5 million fee is not too excessive for the club to pay, and considering the struggles of Tottenham’s other attackers, Shaqiri would be arriving as a first-team player.

A deal makes sense for all parties involved, but if Shaqiri favours a return to Germany, Spurs may struggle to tempt him to White Hart Lane this summer.

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