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17/06/2011 15:27,

Fan scouting: Shaqiri

We're asking fans to submit scouting reports during the UEFA Under-21 Championships. Here's one bennett0107 posted on our Talking Reds message board...

Player name: Xherdan Shaqiri
National team: Switzerland
Current club: FC Basel
Position: Winger
Age: 19 (born 10 October 1991 in Kosovo)

Match scouted: Denmark 0-1 Switzerland, 11 June 2011

Key moment: Shaqiri set up Switzerland's lightning opener, playing the ball through for Fabian Frei to net after just 58 seconds.

Strengths: Shaqiri already has plenty of Champions League experience having been current back-to-back Swiss champions FC Basel’s best player in Europe in 2010/11. He is powerful, quick and tricky – all the classic attributes of a penetrative winger. He's also capable of scoring goals - take his fantastic long-range strike against England for example. That left-foot scorcher marked his arrival on the senior international stage, when he came off the bench in a Euro 2012 qualifier back in October 2010. Many regard him as the future of Swiss football.

Estimated cost: I would think around 8-12 million Euros.

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