Man Utd transfer target Sami Khedira open to Premier League transfer as Juventus star reveals it would be 'dream'November 19, 2020
MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly been given a boost after summer transfer target Sami Khedira revealed he’s dreaming of a Premier League transfer.
The Red Devils were strongly linked with a swoop for the Juventus midfielder in September after he entered the final year of his contract.
New Turin boss Andrea Pirlo opted against releasing Khedira early on a free transfer.
But the 33-year-old hasn’t made a single appearance under the new regime.
And Khedira is now looking for a way out of Juventus for one last shot with a top club.
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Khedira, who won five consecutive Serie A titles in as many seasons with the Italian giants, has now revealed he wants to play in England.
The former Germany international, who played a key role in the 2014 World Cup win, claims he has always wanted to have a crack at the Premier League.
That could be music to the ears of United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who showed he is not averse to signing veterans after landing Edinson Cavani on deadline day.
However, Khedira – who won a LaLiga title and Champions League in five season at Real Madrid too – appears to be keen on a move to Tottenham after he praised ex-Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho.
Everton could be another option as Khedira had kind words for Carlo Ancelotti as well.
Khedira told Sky Germany: “When I was a child it was always a big dream of mine to be a Premier League player.
“I am really happy and satisfied with my career until now but one thing is still missing because I always had this dream and it has never come true… to be a part of the Premier League.
“I have watched so many Premier League games since I was young and even now I am following the Premier League a lot.
“I always enjoy playing in the Champions League against English clubs. The atmosphere, the style and the idea of football has always impressed me.
“If it is possible, it will for sure be a really big dream come true and an honour to be a part of the Premier League.
[Admiration for Mourinho?] Because of his personality. He is always direct, honest, clear in his mind and a great coach.
“Many people talk about him being too defensive but he is a winner, he is a champion. That is why he impressed me the most.
“I really enjoyed working with Mourinho but there are many coaches who I would like to work with.
“Ancelotti is doing a great job at the moment and is a great personality. He is one of the coaches who impressed me also.”
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