He’s a great guy! Stoke new boy Shaqiri hails Hughes as key to record move

first_img Xherdan Shaqiri Xherdan Shaqiri believes he has made the ‘perfect move’ in opting to link up with Mark Hughes at Stoke.The talented Swiss star has joined the Potters from Inter Milan in a deal worth a club record £12million.Shaqiri had initially rejected the club’s advances, but the 23-year-old admits the chance to work under Hughes at the Britannia Stadium was key to changing his mind.“It is very important for me to have the coach behind me, showing great belief in me and Mark Hughes has done that,” he said.“He is a great guy, a great coach and somebody that I am really, really excited to work for.“We have had many conversations, spoken about lots of different things and in the end this was the move that I really wanted to make.“It is the perfect move for me, everything about it fits and for me it is the perfect decision.” 1last_img read more