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.