The World Cup is always a wonderful vehicle for players to showcase their talents.
Stars are born and players on the fringe at their clubs come to the fore for their countries during the tournament.
One such player, who was a standout performer at The World Cup, is Xherdan Shaqiri.
Despite not playing much for Bayern Munchen last season he did a fantastic job for Switzerland in Brazil scoring a hat-trick in one game and generally running things for his team.
He’s a smallish player with a low centre of gravity who is very hard to knock off the ball and has a really powerful shot on him.
Liverpool have reportedly shown an interest but Juventus could jump the queue in the pursuit of the player who could well leave Germany this summer.
English media outlet, The Mirror, says:
Juventus are stepping up the chase to sign Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri.
Sky Italia say they have been encouraged by signals from the player’s camp with a meeting with his representatives planned in the coming days.
Shaqiri’s future is uncertain andy 22, he is at a crucial point in his career. But he looks like a very rounded player whose star is rising quickly.
He’s not the sort of player to go missing from football matches and loves to put himself about but also has fantastic technique. We think that he would be a really exciting addition to the Juventus squad.
Let’s have a look at the lad in action. Juventus fans: could you find a starting place for him in the team?