Much like with Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Xherdan Shaqiri's move to Stoke City makes much more sense in reverse. Picture this if you will, a young prodigious talent at Stoke, moves to Inter Milan, realises his dream by playing at Bayern Munich, wins a Champions League title, and retires at his home club in Basel. The internet has been collectively stunned by the move, there is far more to the transfer than meets the eye. While many associate Stoke City with just a trying away fixture on a cold tuesday night, there are many reasons as to why this transfer makes much sense.