NUFC tipped to trigger £12m release clause for Premier League proven winger – bargain of the summer?

After their Premier League fate was sealed over the weekend, it has emerged that Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri has a relegation release of just £12m.

While Benitez’s focus will be on bringing Brazilian winger Kenedy back to the club this summer, he may have on eye on the Swiss international’s situation.

It must be said that Shaqiri’s attitude and work rate is highly questionable, making me question if he’s a player Rafa would even consider, however the opportunity to sign a player of his quality for just £12m is something he may be reluctant to pass up.

With 8 goals and 6 goals this season he’s been Stoke’s top scorer and leading creator, so there’ll be plenty queuing up for him – especially when you consider the bargain he represents in this day and age.

He may not seem a ‘Rafa player’, but no one can deny that he possesses the sort of match-winning ability our team sorely lacks; as was proved once again during Wednesday night’s frustrating defeat at Wembley.



What do you reckon folks – do you reckon Rafa may have a look at this one this summer?

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

5 thoughts on “NUFC tipped to trigger £12m release clause for Premier League proven winger – bargain of the summer?

  1. No Thanks… He is no better than Ritchie or any other player we have; and is not a step up in quality that we need. Sick of hearing The attention seeking nonesense about him. Mostly garbage paper talk

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  2. Texas,
    Are you actually being serious. The lad would walk into our team and most teams in the league. Either you’ve never seen him play or you have something personal against him. He’s a top talent who made a big mistake by signing for a poor stoke team. £12m buys you Jacob Murphy, I know who id rather have

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  3. Toontoon:
    Texas,
    Are you actually being serious. The lad would walk into our team and most teams in the league. Either you’ve never seen him play or you have something personal against him. He’s a top talent who made a big mistake by signing for a poor stoke team. £12m buys you Jacob Murphy, I know who id rather have

    I agree. Baffled to hear you say that, ability wise, he’s no better than what we have!

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  4. Shaqiri !
    How on earth did he end up with a team like Stoke ?
    Excellent talent and for twelve million , a steal.
    Though Benitez rejected Mitrovic who had a good season subsequently, the reason being I believe he was a loose cannon or not a team oriented player, which has also been mentioned about Shaqri,, after all football is a team game, no ?

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