Related

Article

Fink tips Shaqiri for Bayern

1 February 2012 15:24

Former Basel coach Thorsten Fink says Xherdan Shaqiri would be ideally suited to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Fink, now in charge of Hamburg, spent six years with Bayern as a player between 1997 and 2003.

He believes Switzerland international Shaqiri, whom he coached for two years at Basel, would thrive at the Allianz Arena.

"Xherdan is a great young player who has excellent dribbling skills," Fink told Sport1.

"He was already at the World Cup at the age of 17. He could become a real crowd favourite if he joins Bayern. Just his physical presence would do the trick."

"He's quite small, like Bixente Lizarazu, and looks like a Ninja Turtle. He's a great guy, who's very out going."

Shaqiri was courted by Turkish side Galatasaray throughout January, but the two clubs were unable to agree a fee, despite the player confirming his interest in a move to the Super Lig.

Bayern will witness the attacking midfielder's abilities first hand on February 22, when they travel to meet Basel in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg.

Sponsored links

Saturday 29 July

Friday 28 July

23:41
23:10
22:37
22:33
22:03
21:53
21:13
20:16
20:02
19:51
18:49
18:40
18:32
16:58
16:34
16:25
16:05
15:47
15:13
14:06
13:37
13:37
13:05
12:59
12:34
12:29
11:52
11:36
10:54
09:54
09:11
08:48
05:20
04:50
03:39
02:35
01:35
00:47

Thursday 27 July

23:58
23:35
22:57
21:56
21:25
21:14
20:46
20:36
20:21
20:15
20:00
19:36
19:25
19:07
18:53
18:28
18:27
17:34
17:17
17:06
16:54
16:51
16:43
16:18
16:13
16:05
15:43
15:39
15:17
14:14
13:44
13:40
12:42
12:18
11:56
11:40
11:07
10:13
10:04
09:18
08:19
07:34
06:53
05:56
05:42
05:09
05:07
04:29
03:27
02:26
01:58
01:00
00:48
00:17

Facebook