Phil Neville labels reported Everton target Xherdan Shaqiri a disgrace

TOPSHOT - Switzerland's forward Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in...

Everton are thought to be interested in signing Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City this summer.

Pundit Phil Neville smiles prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England.

Phil Neville has told BBC Sport, during their coverage of Sweden’s match against Switzerland, that he thought reported Everton target Xherdan Shaqiri was ‘a disgrace’ last season.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton want to bring in Shaqiri, who is available for £12 million.

But Neville, who used to play at Goodison Park, seemingly is not a fan of the attacking midfielder.

Neville said: “I’m not a fan of Shaqiri. I think he was a disgrace for Stoke last season. His attitude was terrible at times.”

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on...

Shaqiri publicly complained about his Stoke teammates, but on the field he contributed more than most to attempting to keep the Potters in the Premier League.

Shaqiri was Stoke’s most likely source of goals, and Everton have reportedly been impressed by his performances.

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland celebrates following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018...

Shaqiri’s Switzerland side were eliminated from the World Cup yesterday against Sweden, who will be England’s next opponents.

Everton have been quiet in the transfer window so far, but are expected to make additions before the new season starts, with new manager Marco Silva on the hunt for more quality.

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch