Switzerland and Stoke City attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that an announcement on his future will be made soon.
The 26-year-old attacker has been linked with a £12 million move to Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool recently. He is widely expected to leave the Bet365 Stadium after Stoke City were relegated to the Championship at the end of last season.
Shaqiri’s work rate has been called into question at times since he moved to English football in 2015, but their can be no denying that the diminutive former Bayern Munich star is capable of moments of match winning brilliance – something he demonstrated at the World Cup when he scored a superb solo goal against Serbia.
With his name dominating the transfer headlines in recent weeks Shaqiri has admitted that a decision will be made on his future soon, and he also revealed that his preference is to stay in the Premier League.
“At the moment, I can’t say anything,” Shaqiri is quoted as saying in the Mirror.
“You’re going to hear soon on my future.
“I was not thinking about this because I was just focused on my national team and I wanted to make a good tournament for my team and my nation.
“It’s pretty normal to be aware of clubs being interested.
“Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football, everybody knows that.
“I hope I can stay in the Premier League. I hope so, but you never know with football. I don’t rule out anything.”