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Stoke City went deep in their pockets and signed Xherdan Shaqiri

Posted on October 2, 2015

Stoke City has a tough schedule in their start of this new Premier League season as they had to face off with Liverpool and eventually lost 0-1.

The next match of Stoke City is scheduled to take place on August 15 as they face off with another difficult in White Hart Lane with Tottenham Hotspurs.

2 successive difficult opponents might not be the best way for a club to start a new season but not everything is negative for Stoke City as the English side has made a huge splash in the summer transfer window after offloading €12 million in signing Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan and this recent arrival is expected to push Stoke City to new heights.

Shaqiri penned a 5 year long contract with Stoke City as he completed all of his medical tests and is an official player of the Premier League side.

After the deal was completed, Mark Hughes had a few things to say concerning his latest signing as the Welsh manager said: “He’s a dynamic and explosive player who will bring something different to the group and at the age of 23 he still has a great deal of potential. In the chats I’ve had with him, it’s obvious that he’s excited about playing in the Premier League and showing what he’s capable of.”

Xherdan Shaqiri is the 9th summer signing of Stoke City as the English club has already signed: Joselu, Glen Johnson, Jakob Haugaard, Mohamed El Ouriachi, Daniel Bachmann, Marco van Ginkel, Shay Givven and Ibrahim Afellay.

9th place was the position that Stoke City secured in the previous season of the Premier League but with all of these new additions, they are expected to land a higher position in the top tier English League and now it’s the task of Mark Hughes to make it happen.