Xherdan Shaqiri : I may have to leave Bayern

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Bayern Munich forward Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted that he may have to leave the German giants and says a move to England ‘would be an option’.

The Switzerland international moved to the Allianz Arena, in 2012 after Bayern ‘won’ the race for his signature but has since found it difficult to hold down a regular place in the starting line up. In fact he only started 10 Bundesliga games last season.

Shaqiri has now admitted that he may have to leave the club to get his career back on track and he has been linked heavily with a move to the Premier League.

Speaking to 20 Minuten, Shaqiri said :

“It’s clear that I cannot continue like this. If nothing changes, I will have to make some changes myself.

“I want to play in the important games as well and not just in the Bundesliga. I don’t want to go through another year like this.

“I only want to play for a major club. The Champions League is important to me. We will see what happens.

“England would be an option. If I were to leave Bayern, it will be for a foreign club. But it will have to be a club challenging for the title.”

The player has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United this summer. It remains to be seen as to whether Bayern Munich would be willing to offload him however, the imminent arrival of Robert Lewandowski makes his position even more unsettled.

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