Throughout the summer there have been rumblings that Swiss central midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri was being considered for a move to the Blues. There is a general belief that he will be moving on during this transfer window. Stoke, Newcastle and Dortmund have also been linked with the Swiss Messi.
Today, various media outlets are reporting an agreed fee between Everton and Inter at the same time that he was seen at the Stoke game. I had this one’s chances at 30% last week and that has now moved up to the 60% level. Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio believes that Shaqiri has offers from both Everton and Stoke but that he is “leaning towards Everton”.
Chances of it happening: 60%
Do I want it to happen:100%
Shaqiri would bring more creativity to the middle of the pitch and his age (23) would fit well into the continued building of our team. Also, after Saturday’s game the need for a creative player in the middle of the field appeared to be a growing need.