By Tife Olajuwon
The transfer window is the most dramatic time of the footballing season. It’s a season of deals made and backs stabbed. The football Christmas.
Inter and Bayern have reached an agreement for Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri on Thursday.
The Nerazzurri have made a deal to sign Shaqiri on loan for €2 million, and will be obligated to pay an extra €12 million at the end of the season. They will pay a bonus if Inter qualifies for the
Shaqiri who has been given the permission to miss training today, has given his blessing to a four year contract to join the 2010 european champions on a salary of €2.5 million per annum.
The two clubs have been involved in negotiations of recent and Inter Milan directors, Marco Fassone, Piero Ausilio and Michael Bolingbroke flew to Munich to finalise the deals with their Bayern counterparts, Matthias Sammer and Karl-Heinz Rummenidge.
The Switzerland international has been popular this transfer window, he was at the top of Juventus’s shopping list, before the Serie A giants focused their resources on Galatasaray player Wesley Sneijder.
He has also been in the crosshairs of Liverpool and Stoke city.
The 23-year old joined the Bavarians from FC Basel in 2012 and has scored 17 goals in 81 appearances, winning two Bundesliga titles and the Champions league among a host of honours.
He has not had regular playing time due to the presence of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.