New Inter signing Xherdan Shaqiri turned down a number of Premier League clubs and believes he made the right choice…
The former Bayern Munich midfielder, Xherdan Shaqiri, has revealed he snubbed a move to the Premier League and was always wishing for a move to Italian giants Inter Milan, he told Sky Sports.
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The 23 year old had been strongly linked with Liverpool, as well as Everton and Stoke City, but a phone-call with Inter boss Roberto Mancini had such an impact that his choice was made clear.
While Shaqiri had a successful time with Bayern Munich since joining the German giants in 2012 in terms of trophies won – with two Bundesliga medals and the 2013 Champions League – the former Basel star wasn’t happy at the club as a result of a lack of playing time.
The Switzerland international is targeting major success with Internazionale, and is eager to get started and prove his worth.
“I am hungry for success. I can’t wait to get started,” Shaqiri said.
“I want to help Inter return to be at the top in Italy and in Europe. I hope that with this jersey I can return to win titles.”