Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that why he snubbed Premier League clubs for a move to Inter Milan last week, from TalkSports.
Xherdan Shaqiri joined Inter Milan last week from Bayern Munich after spending years on the bench.
The Switzerland international was strongly targeted by Premier League outfits Liverpool and Stoke City, even many top sides from Europe were interested in his services but he decided to join Inter Milan.
Shaqiri said: “When I decided to leave Bayern, my brother (and agent) looked around, Juventus was one of the possibilities, but in the end Inter for me was the best solution.”
Juventus were also linked with him, however their interest was not too strong in Shaqiri which resulted in Inter move.
He futher added: “I had other offers from England and Germany, I spoke with (Inter boss, Roberto) Mancini and after hearing him and after he explained the project that concerned me, for me the choice was clear.”
The Swiss winger was impressed by Inter boss Roberto Mancini which led him to accept Inter offer. He did not even met the other sides including Liverpool and was happy with the offers and plans of Inter Milan.
“The very first thing that struck me was the fans at the airport, an emotion that I will remember forever. Now I cannot wait to take to the field.”
The Italian giants’ fans were also the reason because when he landed at the airport it was the emotions of the fans that took his heart towards the San Siro outfit.
Inter Milan are struggling in Serie A, currently on 9th spot with 25 points in 18 games. The 23-year-old who started only three games for Bayern Munich this season could give a vital boost to Inter.
Columnist: Shah Arsalan