Transfer news: Xherdan Shaqiri joins Inter Milan from Bayern Munich

Image: Xherdan Shaqiri: Signs Inter contract until June 2019

Inter Milan have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

Inter announced the Switzerland international had signed a contract that will keep him at the club until June 2019.

"On behalf of everyone at the club, we would like to wish Shaqiri a very warm welcome. We would also like to thank FC Bayern Munich and the FIGC (the Italian Football Federation) for their help in completing the deal positively and quickly," an Inter statement read.

The 23-year-old had been linked with a move to the English Premier League, but has opted for Serie A, with Roberto Mancini's Inter lying 11th in the standings.

Shaqiri joined Bayern from Basel in 2012 and won two Bundesliga medals and the 2013 Champions League with the German club, but he struggled to establish himself in the first team.

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