Spurs tipped to involve themselves in bidding for Shaqiri

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent believes that Tottenham Hotspur could “take” Xherdan Shaqiri if he became available, per Football Insider.

What’s he said?

Shaqiri has played just 11 minutes in the Premier League this season and Football Insider have previously reported that he could look to leave the club in the summer.

And Bent believes that Spurs would be open to snapping him up, with Shaqiri having scored six goals and registered five assists in 30 outings last term.

He said: “I think Arsenal would probably take him, Manchester City nope, Chelsea nope, Spurs may potentially take him as well.

“I think there will be no shortage of takers so he has nothing to fear about that.”

Should Spurs sign Shaqiri?

Yep, he'd be great!

Yep, he'd be great!

No way!

No way!

The kind of player Spurs might need

Shaqiri is an option in attack but, at Liverpool, he is behind the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. It’s understandable that he isn’t forcing his way into Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI, while injury issues have also cost him.

Thus far this season, the Reds have won 11 games and drawn one and sit eight points clear at the top of the table; one has to imagine that Shaqiri faces a difficult task in getting back into the Anfield line-up.

At Spurs, though, Mauricio Pochettino has just Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura to call upon on the right-hand side.

To that point, he has even played Christian Eriksen on that flank once this term, and Shaqiri has a familiarity with the position, playing there 150 times throughout his career.

Bringing Shaqiri in, then, would add another dimension to the attack, and could potentially add some dynamism that is currently missing.

The former Stoke City man is left-footed, meaning cutting inside is a genuine option, while he also boasts the pace and power needed to bamboozle defenders.

While he is 28, he could get some regular game time at Spurs and add another string to their attacking bow.

Provided he were available for a decent fee, he could prove to be a bargain.

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