Shaqiri: If I Leave Stoke, It Will Be A Step Up

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Xherdan Shaqiri has stated the only reason he will consider leaving Stoke City, is if it takes him a step up in his career.

Shaqiri moved to the bet365 stadium from Inter Milan in 2015 and has become a key player for the team.

The Switzerland international has a contract until 2020 and is in no hurry to quit the Premier League club.

“I have a contract with Stoke until 2020,” Shaqiri told Blick.

“If I were to leave Stoke, it would have to be a step up for me. Everything would have to be right.”

Shaqiri missed some games in the second half of the 2016-17 season due to a calf injury, but some reports claim it was due to a falling out with Hughes. A notion the Swiss has denied.

“It is nonsense that there was a problem with Hughes. We never even had a discussion,” Shaqiri added.

“And there is no truth in reports that my lifestyle was not healthy. Such accusations annoy me. It is utter nonsense. I am the opposite of someone who is not professional.”

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