Xherdan Shaqiri | Stoke player signs for Liverpool

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  1. Apr 16, 2018
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    6th in the league for chance creation, playing for a team which will probably end up relegated.

    RW, good age now and would be reasonably priced.

    Worth a punt for a top 6 team?
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    Sigma Full Member Scouse Lover

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    James Peril Full Member

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    Could possibly end up in a team like Arsenal, or even Tottenham since Lucas Moura has failed to show anything since he arrived. Shaqiri is a good little player, but he plays his own way and I think it's difficult to tell him otherwise.. hence Mourinho will never touch him.
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    haram Full Member

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    No.

    He is their main man and concessions are made for him in the team to free him up. That will not happen at a bigger club and he will get exposed.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Backup RW for Mahrez?
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Always did OK at Bayern TBH, could be a good replacement for Mahrez this summer when they let him go.
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    haram Full Member

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    He has been at Stoke all these years for a reason.
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    James Peril Full Member

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    Frankly it’s insane that he’s throwing away his best years at Stoke - but that’s how it is. Find it quite amazing that he isn’t living in some nice city in Europe - playing for some second-tier team on a regular basis or sitting on the bench for a really good one. Would not look lost at even Juventus, Atletico, Arsenal or Roma - on the contrary.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    No. Too good for bottom teams and not good enough for top 6 teams.

    Chance creation stats are very much in favour of set piece takers. Any header from corners and free kicks is a chance created. If I'm not wrong he is their set piece taker.
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    GlastonSpur Also disliked on an Aston Villa forum

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    He only arrived 10 weeks ago. And actually he's been quite impressive in his limited appearances to date.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Decent player but I'd say Mahrez has shown a higher level, so if we went for anyone in the EPL, I'd personally go for Mahrez (or even Willian if they'd be available) for the RW. That being said, Shaqiri is better than anything we have on the right (unless we plan on using Sanchez there) but I'm not convinced he has the high enough "top level" if we ever wanted to get back to the top. Another "squad option" type player is probably as bad a signing as we can make, as we already have them in abundance.

    None of them would be my preference though. Any great RW out there, available in the market? I'm gutted we missed out on Douglas Costa when he left Bayern. Was always a fan of his. Then again, I don't follow him week in, week out.
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    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    Decent player, who could do a job at a top 6 club I think, but I wouldn’t want to see him at United.

    Mahrez is the one we should go for.
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

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    Not good enough (for United).
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    No thanks.

    He'd be a squad player at best. We have too many players of that sort of standard.
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    Rozay Not good at posting fixture lists

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    He really wanted to go to Inter instead, but they (typically) couldn’t pay. Stoke agreed a fee with Bayern at the beginning of the summer, but Shakiri turned them down waiting for Inter. He reluctantly joined at the end of the window.
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    poleglass red Full Member

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    chunky little fella...
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Not cut out for a top four team, imo.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Moura has looked pretty good so far?
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    Nedved Full Member

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    What? He was useless during his loan spell at Inter. He’s a mid table player.
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    Yep, worth a try for someone without a doubt. Not sure its us as I'd prefer width on the right hand side, given we have the likes of Rashford, Martial and Mata who are unlikely to go on the outside and get crosses in.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    He will definitely get picked up by a top 6 side.
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    Could play for the likes of Everton or Leicester, but that's it.
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    He's crap.

    pretty sure inter bought him, then sold him 6 months later. no?
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    Acrobat7 Full Member

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    He was more of a headless chicken than Douglas Costa in his worst game. The career arc Bayern - Inter - Stoke is not by accident.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    I'd rather sign Zaha.
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    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    :lol:
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    ti vu Full Member

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    No source of rumor, why thread (especially discussing about us)?
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Ding ding. We have more than enough players who have one good game in six, most of whom are better than him.
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    ThierryHenry wishes he could watch Arsenal games with KM

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    I honestly think he's bobbins. Hate watching him play.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Don't think anybody was suggesting that we should sign him? just that he's good enough for a top 6 team.

    He would definitely be a good bench option for Arsenal, better than Welbeck/Iwobi IMO.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    No rumour. Just a discussion point as to where he may end up when stoke get relegated. Top 6 chance creator. I didn’t ask about United I asked if he’s good enough for top 6 and would anyone take a punt on him considering he’d only cost less than 20m
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    Straight swap for Mata?

    Yay or nay?
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Nay. Then we are back to having only one player that could possibly play on the right.

    Shaqiri is a fine player but he's a player that should be starting, not being rotated. I don't think United can give him that. Zaha, who's also mentioned here, is similar. We need a player that's a level above.
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    Arbitrium Taking a year off

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    I’m confident he’d give More than Mkhitaryan or di Maria have us
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Not really saying much though is it?
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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    What's truly missing in our squad is a Bayern/Inter reject. AMAZING idea.
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    As others have said, I can see him being Leicester's Mahrez replacement when he surely will finally leave at the end of the season.

    That's around the level Shaqiri will probably fit. He is certainly too good to be where he is, but I don't think he's quite top 6 level himself.
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    AlwaysRed66 Full Member

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    People go on about Shaw's weight & want to sign Shaqiri. Hilarious.
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    No way, his attitude stinks.
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