Tottenham ready to snap up Liverpool target

Tottenham are ready to make a £19.6m move for Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri once the January transfer window opens, according to reports from Fichajes.

The Switzerland international was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool over the summer after impressing at the World Cup, and is rumoured to remain on the Reds’ agenda despite the additions of Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic.

But Spurs are keen to make sure they win the race for the stocky wide-man, with a big money winter raid on their agenda.

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Shaqiri stayed at Bayern during the last window in a bid to force his way into the Bavarians’ first-team, but his lack of minutes so far this term are rumoured to have convinced him that leaving the Allianz Arena is the way forward.

Mauricio Pochettino is ready to present the 23-year-old with a fresh opportunity as he plots to get the Lilywhites’ ailing pursuit of a top four finish back on track.

Shaqiri – who can play on either flank or in a central attacking midfield role – is rumoured to be wanted by a host of clubs from across Europe, yet a Premier League switch is thought to be his desired outcome.


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