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Spotted some talent at the Under-21 European Championships in Denmark?

Post on our message board about any player who's caught your eye at the tournament and yours could be the next scouting report we publish on ManUtd.com.

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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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