Xherdan Shaqiri's agent says he "will listen" to Manchester United about move

Manchester United could well be interested in Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, according to various sources, with the winger finding playing time at the Bavarian club difficult to come by.

Xherdan Shaqiri has been one of a lengthy list of names linked to Manchester United over the past year or so which seemed to be fanciful, yet according to increasing rumblings in the press it's possible that the Bayern Munich midfielder could well make the move.

The player's brother and agent said:"Xherdan is 22. You need to win regular minutes at this age and that, right now, is not the case. We are now waiting until the summer. When clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Inter Milan or other top clubs want to talk, then we will certainly listen to them."

There than came the disclaimer: "Bayern will remain the first club we'll talk to before we start talking to other clubs."

If possible, the signing might be something of a no-brainer - Shaqiri is a talented and multi-faceted winger who would undoubtedly offer a far better option than the likes of Antonio Valencia or Ashley Young. He's unlikely to get in the Bayern first team while Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are still around, but of course neither of those are exactly spring chickens so it's easy to see why the club want to hold onto him.

Of course, the player has the power in these sorts of situations - if he's impatient - and it sounds like he is - then they may have to reluctantly accept a move.

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