Inter Milan announced on Thursday they have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.
The 23-year-old is set to arrive in Milan in the coming hours to put pen to paper on his move to the San Siro.
“Inter Milan and FC Bayern have agreed terms for Shaqiri,” the Italian club posted on Twitter. “Just the paperwork to be signed.”
The former Basel player has scored one goal and provided two assists in nine league appearances for Bayern this season. Shaqiri joined Bayern from the Swiss side in 2012, and has won two Bundesliga crowns, the 2013 UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with the German giants.
According to reports, Inter have taken the midfielder on loan for the rest of the season, and then they will make the deal permanent for €15m in the summer. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Shaqiri has signed a deal until 2019, worth around €2.75m per season, rising to €3m based on several different performance related bonuses.
Considering that Inter were battling richer clubs like Liverpool for Shaqiri’s signature, this is a big coup for the club and says a lot about the draw that Roberto Mancini is to players.