Inter got Shaqiri discount, reveals Rummenigge

The FCB supremo has revealed they could have made more money had they offloaded the winter to the Premier League rather than to the Giuseppe Meazza side

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed that the Bundesliga champions did Inter a favour by allowing Xherdan Shaqiri to join them on the cheap.

The Switzerland international joined the Serie A side on a six-month loan deal in the January transfer window, with the Nerazzurri obliged to make the move permanent for a set fee come June.

However, Rummenigge has revealed Bayern would have made more money had they sold Shaqiri to a Premier League side, with Liverpool having attempted to sign the 23-year-old, too.

“We would have earned more had we sold him to England, so you could say we gave Inter a discount,” the Bayern chief told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Inter have hit the jackpot with the capture of Shaqiri. He is still young and has a lot of quaity. He is a player who can make the difference.

“He will only become more consistent once he has fully adapted. He needs to feel comfortable and at home to be at his best.

“There were a lot of Premier League clubs after him as well, but I advised him to go to Inter. Shaqiri needed regular playing time again.”

Shaqiri has netted once in nine Serie A appearances since his winter move.