Reported Everton target Xherdan Shaqiri picked up an assist but struggled in general in Switzerland’s impressive 1-1 draw with the 2018 World Cup favourites Brazil on Sunday, and Toffees fans don’t want their club to sign the 26-year-old.
The Times reported on June 6 that the Merseyside club are considering a bid to sign the Stoke City winger, who has a release clause in the region of £12-13m following the Potters’ relegation to the Championship.
While he did provide the assist for Steven Zuber’s second-half equaliser, he failed to make much else of an impact in the final third for his team, while he also often didn’t track back with Brazil left-back Marcelo in order to help teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner.
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Everton supporters were quick to have their say on his performance via social media, and while one described him as “a fat Mirallas”, another said “Everton don’t go anywhere near Shaqiri”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Gaz8tta (@gaz8tta) June 17, 2018
Shaqiri – how to stand around like a pro.
Christ that lad didn’t even attempt to look like he’s bothered.
Glad we dodged him.#EFC
— Irish-Alex (@IrishAlexTattoo) June 17, 2018
Is this the Shaqiri Everton should steer well clear of or the Shaqiri who could be a little bargain for Liverpool??
— Matt Hand (@matthand82coyb) June 17, 2018
— BigJaco (@bigjaco2010) June 17, 2018
Hope the shaqiri question is now dead and https://t.co/CnKGnM6hBf way he should play for everton.lazy git!
— smozza (@thesmozz) June 17, 2018
Neville was basically saying Shaqiri is good when he wants to be but lazy. I agree I don't think we need him. Hope the rumours die down.
— Everton FC 1878 (@Efccol) June 17, 2018
Don't want that fat lazy nobhead Shaqiri anywhere near Everton
— Lemo King ?? (@BoxxxyEFC) June 17, 2018
He is shite mate. A fat Mirallas ….
— Baz (@THT1878) June 17, 2018