Young Schalke playmaker Lewis Holtby has admitted his wish for a move to the Premier League amidst interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.
The 21 year old could become the second signing for Brendan Rodgers after taking charge at Anfield although Arsenal seem favorites to clinch the deal. In an interview earlier, Holtby had spoken highly of Arsenal and Liverpool’s bitter rivals Everton being his favorite sides in England.
“I have always said that my aim is to come to the Premier League one day because I love the league,” Holtby told talkSPORT. “My father is English and of course my favorite teams are Everton and Arsenal.
“It would be a massive move [to Arsenal] because Arsenal players were always my favorite. They play nice one-touch football, they’re offensive, have young players, a great stadium and a great city so it is a nice club.”
Liverpool have recently acquired the services of Roma striker Fabio Borini and are reportedly monitoring the German young star but haven’t yet lodged a bid. The player insisted that he is happy at the club but raised doubts as to he would sign a contract extension.
“I am very happy in Schalke. But I would be lying if I said I will definitely extend may contract,” he told Bild.
“My dream was always the Premier League – and someday I will make this step.