Xherdan Shaqiri's Agent and Brother Edrin Hints at a Possible Stoke Exit in Winter Window

Published on: 10 October 2016

The future of Stokewinger Xherdan Shaqiri has been put into doubt, with his brother Edrin commenting on a possible exit in the upcoming winter transfer window.

Edrin, who also acts as theagent of the 25-year-old, toldCorriere dello Sportof a potential moveawayfrom England:"Ican't say much.

"The only thing that's certain is that Xherdan is focused on Stoke City. January is a long way off, there will be time to evaluate the various options".

Before adding: Roma? Never say never¦�

The quotes come after apparent interest from Italian side Roma, who are said to want cover for the position whilst wingerMohamed Salah is away withAfrican Cup of Nations duty for Egypt.

Shaqiri surprised many when he opted to sign for Stoke from Inter in 2015.In 30 starts, he has scored 4, including a spectacular free-kick during the opening day of the season againstMiddlesbrough.

Shaqiri just ended Chris Smalling's career 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/s0UI2a6TGh

If he did opt to sign for Roma, it would mean a return to Serie A, having played there for 6 months before making his move to The Potters.He is currently away on international duty, where heplayed81 minutes during Switzerland's win over Hungary at the weekend, before playing 79 minutes in the tough encounter withAndorra.

Shaqiri will be back in England before the important clash with Sunderland on Saturday, and will be hoping to change the fortunes of the side who currently sit second from bottom in the Premier League, just 1 place above Sunderland.