Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka has fuelled speculation about his move to the Premier League. Speaking to Gladbach fanzine torfabrik.de, Xhaka said that playing in the Premier League was his “childhood dream”.

Current Premier League leaders Arsenal and their London rivals Chelsea have shown reportedly shown interest in signing the 23-year-old midfielder and his recent comments come as a boost for them.

German newspaper Bild has reported that Xhaka, 23, is also interesting Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. But the Switzerland international dismissed those reports saying that it was “only a speculation.”

At the weekend, club sporting director Max Eberl said hc could not rule out an exit at the end of the season if a sufficient offer was made. Xhaka still has and a half years left on his contract which runs until 2019, but a €30 million release clause can reportedly be activated in summer 2017.

Xhaka has admitted that he would be open to a move to a “top,top,top club” and told that: “I have a childhood dream, and that is the Premier League. No matter if I play a second or 100 matches in England, I would one day love to fulfil that childhood dream.

 

Xhaka says that there haven’t been real offers for him yet and only the reports are only speculation at this stage.

“I read about those things [speculated moves], sure, and overhear a lot of things, but it’s only speculation. I am not interested in it.

“If there was something or the club had something [an offer], then we’d sit down. But currently, there is nothing.

“I am under contract until 2019, feel great here, and I am happy. That’s the state of things.”       

When Xhaka was asked “What if Arsene Wenger calls and wants to take you, but the number is already taken?

Xhaka, who wears No. 34 at Gladbach, said- “It was also like that at Gladbach with Amir Younes. And at Arsenal Coquelin has it”.

Xhaka also went on to joke that he had already called Coquelin and that the latter has agreed to change it for him.

“Yes, I’ve spoken with him, he would like to take another number”.

  • SHARE

    Related Posts

    IND vs NZ 2017: Very tempted to Play Kuldeep and Chahal Every Game –...

    Team India skipper Virat Kohli, who had started off his captaincy career on a sensational note will be eager to continue his dream run...
    Sarfraz Nawaz, FIR, Islamabad, PCB, Spot-fixing, Death Threats, Bookmakers, PSL, Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif,

    Sarfraz Nawaz Receives ‘Death Threat’ from Illegal Bookmakers

    Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz, who has been in the news for all the wrong reasons on Friday went on to complain the...
    Cyrstal Palace FC, Liverpoor, Dr Zafar Iqbal, Pakistan, England, Sports Medicine Clinician, Head of Sports Medicine, Peshawar Zalmi, PSL, Medical Advisor

    Exclusive: Sports Medicine Specialist Dr Zafar Iqbal takes a Stride for Success from Pakistan...

    Cricket has had its fair share of injuries and there have been suggestions that due to the lack of resources, it doesn’t have the...

    Becoming The World Number One Bowler is a Dream Come True – Hasan Ali

    Hasan Ali's first year in international cricket could not have been better. The right-arm pacer, who made his ODI debut in August last year...

    Don’t Want To Lose Due To Mistakes: Brazil U-17 Coach

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu on Saturday said that his team has all bases covered ahead of their crunch FIFA U-17 World...