Shaqiri: Inter was right call

Xherdan Shaqiri is confident he has made the right decision to join Inter Milan after turning down offers to join the Premier League in the January transfer window.

The Switzerland international joined Inter from Bayern Munich last week and has signed a contract that will keep him at San Siro until June 2019.

The 23-year-old midfielder had been strongly linked with a move to England, where Everton, Liverpool and Stoke were reportedly keen to acquire his services.

Inter unveiled Shaqiri yesterday and he told the Italian press: "I had offers from England and Germany but my wish was to join Inter. Juventus was also an option but I wanted Inter.

"I spoke to (Inter coach Roberto) Mancini on the phone and he explained the project to me and it really had an impact.

"The choice was very clear. Moreover, the idea to play in a new league fascinated me."