Spurs ready to trigger release clause for Swiss star

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have made an initial enquiry regarding a potential deal to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from relegated Stoke City.

teamTALK are running an ‘exclusive’ where they claim that sources believe contact has been made between both clubs over a deal.

The 26-year-old’s contract at the bet365 stadium contains a trigger that allows him to leave if a £12million offer is made. The report claims that Mauricio Pochettino made an unsuccessful approach for the Swiss international in the January transfer window and is now ready to return with a fresh bid.

I’d rather see us break the bank for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha than table a cheap deal for Shaqiri, I’m not sure he has the pace or engine to fit our pressing style. It would be a typical Levy deal to go for the cheaper alternative.

Who would you rather Spurs sign? Have your say below

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  1. We won’t pay the going rate for Zaha.

    This deal is typical Spurs. Buy for £12m. Keep him on the bench for most of next season. Loan him out the following season and then sell for £15m to some mid table side….false economy….when will we learn that you only win things with top players???

    Go get someone like Draxler, Martial, or even Bale.

  2. I like Zaha but we already have his skills in our squad. We need some midfield guile of the best quality, not more energy.
    Shelvey is the sort of style which would add “ football brains” to us, or Iniesta for a couple of years?

  3. Oh whoever it or they are must have a huget price tag be on astronomical wages and have or else it’s a typical Levy deal.. Ffs. I wonder why some of these twats chose to support Spurs instead of glory hunting in West London or Manchester?

  4. A fit shaqiri which poch could easily do, the guy played for inter Milan when they were a very good team and premier league experience 26 year’s of age 12 million i remember a certain guy called van der vart we signed and he turned out all right did he not, I’d say some risks r worth taking


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