There is little doubt that Xherdan Shaqiri is the next on Inter’s wish list after signing Lukas Podolski. Unfortunately, signing the Swiss star will not be easy for Inter. Il Corriere della Sera reports that there are two main reasons why Inter will have trouble signing the Bayern man.
The Transfer fee: It would take an investment of 15 million euros for Inter to sign Shaqiri. Thohir would have trouble paying this fee. The Nerazurri want to sign the player on loan with a mandatory fee set at 15 million euros after 6 months.
Competitions from other clubs: There are currently 3 clubs who are interested in Shaqiri: Juventus, Inter, and Liverpool. First, Inter will have to compete with Liverpool. The Reds have a larger transfer budget than the Nerazzurri and are reported to have a 14 million euro offer ready for Shaqiri. Second, Inter will also have to compete with Juventus who guarantee Champions League football for the Swiss. Juventus are believed to be readying an offer of 3 million euros for an initial loan, and a final fee of 12 million euros to be payed in June.
Source: Il Corriere della Sera
Author’s note: These obstacles seem to be the reality for Inter. It seems as if Inter, Liverpool, and Juventus all have offers ready for Shaqiri. Now it is down to Inter’s leadership to convince Bayern to let the player go for an initial loan with a redemption fee of 15 million euros in June. The player’s will is also going to be a big factor. Let’s hope he chooses Inter! Do you guys think we will win the Shaqiri race? What do you think he would bring to the team?