Just 20 years old, Basel’s Xherdan Shaqiri has already been one of the Swiss Super League’s most talked about talents for some time now. During Basel’s impressive Champions League campaign this season, he attracted more international attention and ended up signing a €10-million deal with Bayern Munich that will be finalized this summer. And this is exactly why Bayern were so eager to grab him.
Helping Basel to a 1-1 draw against (a distant) second-place Luzern, Shaqiri executed a brilliant and powerful scissor kick from an angle that proved far quicker than the opposing goalkeeper’s reflexes. So that’s why they’re smiling in Munich right now.