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10 players who are too good for their present clubs (2016/17)

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Some of these players have been capped numerous times for their national sides, while some others have moved from being champions in a particular league to mid table obscurity in the other. 

These players have the potential to play for the top teams in Europe (no offence meant for their current teams) but they have somehow found themselves playing in teams where their full talents might not be utilised completely.

Some former players of great teams like Bayern Munich and Chelsea make this list while some of these players are targets for top clubs across Europe in the next transfer window.

We take a look at 10 players who are too good for their present clubs

#10 Xherdan Shaqiri


Known as the “alpine Messi” or the “magic dwarf”, Shaqiri was considered to be one of the most talented players in the world. His performances with FC Basel captured the attention of the world and he was finally bought by Bayern Munich for a fee reported to be € 11.6 million.

However, in a team filled with superstars, the Swiss international found it tough to hold on to a regular starting spot and a desire for regular playing time led to his transfer to Inter Milan. However, after a mixed spell at Italy, Stoke City surprisingly secured his services with an audacious bid of £12 million.

Also read: EPL 2016/17: Underrated XI

Although Stoke City are a solid team in the Premier League, people would have expected Shaqiri to join a team playing in the Champions League or at least Europa League. For now, Stoke City fans will be thankful that the supremely talented Swiss international is plying his trade at the Bet365 stadium.


Shaqiri got criticism from a section of critics who thought his move was made more for monetary reasons rather than football ones.

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