Xherdan Shaqiri eager to leave Bayern Munich in January

Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland and Bayern Munich Midfielder

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Frustrated Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri says he will talk to the club again in a bid to try and secure a move away in the January transfer window.

The talented 23-year-old Switzerland international has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot since making the move to Bayern from FC Basel in the summer of 2012.

Almost half of his Bundesliga appearances for the Bavarian giants to date have come as a substitute and Shaqiri was linked with a summer move to England before being told to stay put by Bayern.

However, Shaqiri, who netted a World Cup finals hat-trick against Honduras in the summer, remains unhappy with life at the Allianz Arena and would like a fresh start elsewhere.

He told the Blick newspaper: “Of course I want to be playing more. I wanted a move in the summer. I just felt after the World Cup that it would be better for me to try something new.

“I thought about moving and I had lots of enquiries, but Bayern decided that I had to stay and you can’t do much about that as a player. We will sit down again this winter.”

Bayern, the champions of Germany for the last two seasons, are currently four points clear at the top of the table, having won eight and drawn three in the Bundesliga this term.

They return to action following the international break on November 22 when they play host to Hoffenheim, with Bayern 1.14 to win the game and 9.50 for victory by a 3-1 scoreline.

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