Xherdan Shaqiri open to future Stoke exit


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Xherdan Shaqiri insists he is happy at Stoke but he could be tempted to leave the club in the future.

The Switzerland international joined the Potters from Inter Milan during the summer of 2015, but he only scored three goals in 27 Premier league appearances for the club during his debut season.

The 25-year-old has already matched that goals tally this term, despite struggling with a calf injury during the early part of the campaign, and he has only been on the losing side once in his nine appearances to date.

The former Bayern Munich ace insists he is enjoying his football at the Bet365 Stadium, although he concedes he is unlikely to remain with the club for his entire career, as he has desires to play Champions League football once again in the future.

“At 25, it would be silly to say that I want to end my career at Stoke,” Shaqiri told the Daily Mirror.

“At the moment I feel very comfortable. I have scored three goals as many as in the whole of last season.

“Stoke have a super coach, super team, ninth in the Premier League. But of course I want to play Champions League again in the near future.”

Mark Hughes’ men are next in action when they travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday and they are priced at 8.50 to win the match, while the Gunners are available at 1.36 and the draw is on offer at 5.00.

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