Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri shone and scored the winning goal in Switzerland’s crucial 2-1 win against Serbia in their second 2018 World Cup fixture on Friday, and Chelsea fans have urged their club to sign the 26-year-old ace.
According to reports in The Mirror, the attacker has a release clause of £12m in his contract with the Potters following their relegation to the Championship, and he could well be in demand this summer.
The former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan was particularly impressive for his country in Kaliningrad, where he hit the woodwork with a brilliant curling effort before he ran from the halfway line and netted the winner with just minutes left to play.
Chelsea supporters, who don’t want the club to sign another £81m attacker, were quick to have their say on Shaqiri’s latest display via social media, and while one said he is “much better than Willian and scores more than Hazard”, another said “if we sign Shaqiri he’ll be such a massive improvement on Willian and Pedro”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— DE FELICE (@Mas_Peach) June 22, 2018
— Dominic Arseneau (@Dom_Arseneau) June 22, 2018
@ChelseaFC we need to bring this two Swiss players shaqiri and enbolo to Chelsea.
— tonye999 (@Tonye999) June 22, 2018
@Chelsea should sign shaqiri please 🙏🏿
— Black boy (@Fizzzy_) June 22, 2018
Wouldn‘t mind having Shaqiri at Chelsea tbh, underrated player
— @HazardousMorata aka JS 🇩🇪🇷🇺 (@RussianZidane) June 22, 2018
Shaqiri is world class. Would love him at Chelsea. Yeah, I said it! #SERSUI
— Greg Lee (@greglee91) June 22, 2018
Nah we need Shaqiri at Chelsea. Proper RW
— D (@Kamaali_) June 22, 2018
I would take him at Chelsea tbh! Sell Pedro and Willian, get Shaqiri on the cheap (ish) and use the rest of the money to invest in a world class winger…. Though, Marina would get him as first choice knowing her.
— Luke (@LukeCFC_1905) June 22, 2018
If we sign Shaqiri he'll be such a massive improvement on Willian and Pedro.
— ForeverBlue (@ForeverBlue_07) June 22, 2018