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Missing out on Xherdan Shaqiri could prove costly for Hammers this year

Missing out on Xherdan Shaqiri could prove costly for Hammers this year

West Ham spent heavily this summer as the club looked to improve on their 13th place finish last season.

The Hammers had a tough season as the club underachieved massively and finished behind the likes of Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Newcastle.

Such were the poor performances, that it led to fan protests at the London Stadium mainly directed at David Sullivan and David Gold.

Following that poor season, both Gold and Sullivan had no option but to reinvest heavily in the squad.

Over the summer, West Ham brought in nine new players for a total of £93.47 million but it seems that Manuel Pellegrini didn’t get all of his targets.

According to Swiss outlet Blick, the Hammers were keen on signing now Liverpool man, Xherdan Shaqiri but were snubbed in favour for Liverpool.

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Although Stoke got relegated last season, the Swiss international was one of the few bright sparks in a poor season.

The 26-year-old played 36 games, scoring eight goals to go with seven assists in the league.

Although he may not start every weekend for Liverpool, the former Stoke man is going to be a crucial player for Klopp over the season, and could’ve been an incredible signing for West Ham.

Although the club signed Andriy Yarmolenko to play on the right wing, Shaqiri would’ve been a much better signing.

He has experience of the league and at West Ham, he would’ve fitted in very well.

So West ham fans, would you have liked Shaqiri at your club?

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