Liverpool have signed Switzerland worldwide Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke Metropolis, the English Premier League giants introduced Friday.
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The Reds stated he had signed “a long-term contract”, with British media studies saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million ($17 million, 15 million euros).
The 26-year-old winger’s transfer follows Stoke’s relegation from the Premier League.
“I am very blissful to be right here. It is an enormous membership with huge historical past, huge gamers and a improbable coach (Jurgen Klopp),” Shaqiri advised liverpoolfc.com.
“As a participant you all the time wish to be on the most important stage in soccer. Just a few years in the past I needed to come back too, nevertheless it did not occur. I am actually blissful that now I am lastly right here.
“I wish to enhance myself too, I wish to be with the most effective and I wish to win titles. That is what I am right here for.”
Shaqiri, who was born in Kosovo however moved to Switzerland as a toddler, has simply returned from the World Cup in Russia the place his nation have been eradicated within the final 16 by Sweden.
He sparked controversy by celebrating his aim within the 2-1 win over Serbia within the group stage by making a gesture along with his arms to signify the two-headed eagle of the Albanian flag with which many Kosovars determine.
FIFA, which bans political symbols at stadiums, fined him and teammates Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner for the aim celebration however all of them prevented two-match suspensions.
Shaqiri is Liverpool’s second main acquisition of the summer time after Brazilian midfielder Fabinho joined from Monaco.
The Champions League finalists have additionally strengthened their midfield with the pre-arranged arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.
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