Stoke City confirm record £12m signing of Inter Milan star

Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan in a club record £12million deal, according to reports from the BBC.

The 23-year-old only moved to the Serie A back in the January window, but has now completed a switch to the Premier League after failing to settle down in Italy.

Shaqiri penned a five-year deal with the Potters and has now become the ninth summer addition made by manager Mark Hughes.

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Hughes also praised the player as he believes that the Switzerland international will be a huge asset for his side heading into the second week of the campaign.

“He’s a dynamic and explosive player who will bring something different,” he said.

Stoke was believed to have signed the winger a month ago, but the former Bayern Munich ace failed to reach an earlier agreement with the club.

However, after being seen on the stands at the Britannia Stadium when Stoke fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool at the weekend, it seems that the winger looks to have made a U-turn on his earlier snub.