West Ham fans back bargain swoop for Shaqiri

West Ham fans have been discussing a summer swoop for Xherdan Shaqiri, after the Swiss winger said he would like to play in the Premier League next season.

Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked with a whole host of Premier League clubs since news broke that he has a £12m relegation clause in his contract, and West Ham fans think he would be a shrewd acquisition for Manuel Pellegrini.

The 26 year-old, who scored eight times for Stoke last season, has spoken out about his future with the Potters, saying he does expect to leave this summer.

“It is no secret that I will leave the club,” the Swiss international told Aargauer Zeitung.

“I think the [Premier] league is perfect for me. I would love to stay in England but I don’t want to rule anything out. It’s the best league with the best players.”

Shaqiri is expected to star in Russia this summer, and could be tempted by the opportunity to link back up with Marko Arnautovic.

The pair shared some great times together at Stoke, scoring 26 and assisting 20 between the two of them across two Premier League seasons at the club.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, with some fans even preferring the wing wizard to more high profile targets…

Article title: West Ham fans back bargain swoop for Shaqiri

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