Southampton fans don’t want Xherdan Shaqiri after latest Switzerland display

Reported Southampton target Xherdan Shaqiri picked up an assist but failed to make a mark in general for Switzerland in their 1-1 draw with Brazil in their opening 2018 World Cup group game on Sunday, and Saints fans don’t want their club to sign the 26-year-old.

The Mirror reported on June 4 that the south coast outfit were keen to pay the winger’s £12m release clause following Stoke City’s relegation to the Championship, with Mark Hughes potentially wanting to be reunited with a player he brought to the Britannia Stadium in 2016.

However, the attacker struggled from both an attacking and defensive point of view despite his nation’s positive result against the pre-tournament favourites, and was called out for his lack of tracking back with Marcelo to help new Arsenal signing Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back.

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Southampton supporters, who are split on a potential deal for a Championship defender, were quick to have their say on Shaqiri’s performance via social media, and while one said they “would avoid at all costs”, another said he was “completely ineffective”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

Article title: Southampton fans don’t want Xherdan Shaqiri after latest Switzerland display

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