Hughes major factor for Shaqiri

Date published: Monday 12th January 2015 4:53

Hughes major factor for Shaqiri

The 23-year-old Switzerland international has penned a five-year deal at the Britannia in a club record of £12m.
Shaqiri has become the Potters’ ninth summer signing and is looking forward to the new campaign.
Shaqiri told the club’s official website, www.stokecityfc.com: “It is very important for me to have the coach behind me showing great belief in me, and Mark Hughes has done that.
“We have had many conversations, spoke about lots of different things and in the end, this was the move that I really wanted to make,” he explained.
“I really want to show him and the rest of staff, players and supporters great football on the pitch and hopefully help move the club forward.”
Shaqiri also revealed the quality of the players already in Hughes’ squad influenced his decision to join.
He said: “It wanted to sign for a club with a progressive attitude and with quality already inside the building, and Stoke City has that right here,”
“I am sure that we will make a very good season together, play good football and show the supporters some really exciting times,” he added. 

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