Newcastle Pursue Swiss International Winger

Newcastle have been linked with another player they could go after in the summer transfer window, always assuming the team is still in the Premier League at that time.

Xherdan Shaqiri – he looks older than 19 – maybe he worries a lot 😀

The player is 19 year-old winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who has already played 7 times for the Swiss National side.

The news is that Juventus are keen on the player, along with Aston Villa and Newcastle United, and the Italian side are keen to make a deal for the Gnjilane, Yugoslavia born player as soon as possible it seems.

Shaqiri is from an ethnic Albanian family, but moved to Basel, Switzerland as a child, and qualifies to play for Switzerland, and is currently at the Basel club.

Reports in Italy suggest the Turin club are hoping to sign Shaqiri,  and Juventus officials have already had meetings with met with Basel officials.

Newcastle are said to have been tracking the 19-year-old for some time, and it appears that the Magpies are still in the running since Basel have insisted there is no agreement in place with Juventus.

The 5’7″ winger has 55 appearances for the Basel club since 2009, and he has scored 7 goals, and five of them this season in 21 appearances.

The player is said to be one of the best players at Basel,  and the Swiss club would like to get around £7M for the 19 year-old.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • StuW

    Apr 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #1

    1st 😀

    From what I have ssen of him, looks a very promising player, who can play from full back to wing, so his versatility would come in handy.

  • tom tomb

    Apr 11, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Never heard of him- but that means nowt!

    See Fulham are signing young Dan Burn from Darlo, just hope we have looked at him and said no. Otherwise it could be another snatch from under our noses, while we are looking abroad!!

  • tom tomb

    Apr 11, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh sorry Dan is 6′ 6″, and is an 18yo from sunny Blyth!

  • terencelim

    Apr 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Yeah get him with 7m.

    This lad will turn good and we can sell him to Liverpool for 15m! =D

  • Brutooon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Juventus wont guarantee him easy starting eleven, so us would be a good choice for him

  • wynsleap

    Apr 11, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #6

    terencelim – I sense a great deal of frustration as well as sarcasm in your message and I know how just how you feel.
    It looks like we are about to become a feeder club for the Scousers and I hate them even more than the Mackems.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #7

    well another player great

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 11, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #8


  • nufc.romania

    Apr 11, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    yeah hes good player, young and technique i will be happy if we sing him, but we need more transfers, i think we need to push harder and get gervinho and a good striker and a new LB as replacement for Enrique

  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 11, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #10

    He looks fat tbh, he has a double chin, never heard of him either carr working his magic or he is just another name getting passed about

  • chuck

    Apr 11, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #11

    C`mon for Ch***t sake Ed. !
    This the best you can come up with ?

  • tynesidetommo

    Apr 11, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Yer right Chuck. How about Toon in double Spanish raid after being linked to Kaka and Messi.

    Hell no. They would never displace our Joey, England’s finest midfielder.

  • brklyngeordie

    Apr 11, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #13

    This name has got me excited!! Wish that we could get this lad to where the shirt! I put his name up for suggestion months ago as I know what type of player the lad is. This kid has technique and grit a mix of cheikh with the class of HBA the boy is a little bulldog his height is short but this is one tough kid built for the EPL.. At 7mill a bargain I would go a 10 and a little over we had to!! This transfer ill be crossing my fingers for!!

  • danf98

    Apr 11, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #14

    thought it was alan smith at first hahaha

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Apr 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #15

    News today is that Newcastle are chasing Jermain Defoe for 14 million.

    And also this boy from Barcelona- “Messi” i believe he is called.

  • ToonAndy

    Apr 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #16

    He scored a wonder goal against England … I remember him scaring the crap our of our English defenders! Snap him up!!

  • CheickTiote

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Sign him up Pardew!!


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