Swiss international Shaqiri joined the Potters from Inter Milan for £12million in the summer window and his arrival at the Britannia Stadium was a shock to new teammate Adam who is a big fan of the 23-year-old's ability.
"Roberto Mancini went to Inter and never played him really and he's been frustrated there. I think we've been chasing him for a number of months. I think we tried to get him last January and it fell through and the manager has done a lot of homework and put a lot of hard work into getting him.
"He's shown in the first couple of games that he has got good qualities, adds something a bit different to our team."