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Xherdan Shaqiri

The Echo are now reporting that we have opened talks with Stoke for Shaqiri, who apparently wants to join us. I know this one has divided opinion but for £13m or so in today's market this transfer carries no risk and he is capable of providing moments of magic out of nothing. He might not be the most obvious fit into our style of play, but I think he would be a very good squad option.

If we can sign another winger/AM and a goalkeeper, that would be an excellent transfer window.

posted on 11/7/18

comment by John Achterberg's 175 Hour Week (U3979)
posted 2 seconds ago
comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 26 minutes ago
it does not carry no risk.

the op should be rewritten to "it carries little financial risk"

the little so and so could be hugely disruptive to the dressing room spirit and ethos for all we know. that is the risk.

its just bargain bucket stuff.

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Explain why he could be hugely disruptive. Based on what.
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It's a myth for any foreign player. People still can't get over Diouf.

posted on 11/7/18

comment by IT'S COMING HOME (U2114)
posted 2 minutes ago
If he's as good as people are trying to make out, why has he spent the last 3 seasons at Stoke?
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Why was Mahrez at Leicester for 2 seasons finishing mid table after winning the league when he was supposedly the best player in the league?

posted on 11/7/18

comment by John Achterberg's 175 Hour Week (U3979)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by IT'S COMING HOME (U2114)
posted 2 minutes ago
If he's as good as people are trying to make out, why has he spent the last 3 seasons at Stoke?
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Why was Mahrez at Leicester for 2 seasons finishing mid table after winning the league when he was supposedly the best player in the league?
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Huh?

Like you say, he won the league

Did you really just compare Shaqiri at Stoke to Mahrez at Leicester?

posted on 11/7/18

The question should really be why didn't City go for Shaqiri instead.

posted on 11/7/18

Why did City go for Mendy when they could have got Robertson

posted on 11/7/18

comment by Robbing_Hoody - If he asked me to I would move to Egypt just to iron Salah's socks. (U6374)
posted 52 minutes ago
1 in 5 strike rate and can pick a pass. Top class delivery and a long shot option. He could fit that Cout role well but I can think of a few players who could do it better. He can play on the wing and manipulate a ball but....

The price means little to me. Now if we're looking at him anyway then great but it seems we're signing him because of his price.

I wonder with all the competition there is for his signature if we'll even get it over the line. Can we beat the likes of Spurs, City, Utd and Chelsea and get him to join us? That before the likes of Juve, Atletico, Dortmund and Roma come in for him.
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Why does it seem like we're signing him just for the price?

Plus I doubt he's bought for the Coutinho role as that most definitely was Fekir, and there was speculation about Shaqiri whilst that deal was happening. He'll likely just be much needed winger depth.

posted on 11/7/18

Why does it seem like we're signing him just for the price?
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Because he's cheap

posted on 11/7/18

comment by IT'S COMING HOME (U2114)
posted 52 minutes ago
If he's as good as people are trying to make out, why has he spent the last 3 seasons at Stoke?
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He likes to hangout at the local bp service station apparently

posted on 11/7/18

comment by Cosmic Trigger- BlueinBarca has never been to Barca, lives in Worksop (U8248)
posted 5 hours, 25 minutes ago
comment by IT'S COMING HOME (U2114)
posted 52 minutes ago
If he's as good as people are trying to make out, why has he spent the last 3 seasons at Stoke?
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He likes to hangout at the local bp service station apparently
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Eating pepper beef slices.

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