Arsenal and Liverpool target reveals Premier League ‘dream’

Date published: Friday 29th January 2016 1:24

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal said to have bid for Borussia Monchengladbach

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal said to have bid for Borussia Monchengladbach

Arsenal and Liverpool target Granit Xhaka says a move to the Premier League would fulfill a “childhood dream”.

The English duo have repeatedly been linked with a bid for the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder over the past couple of months, although a January deal appears unlikely.

Xhaka, 23, is understood to have a €30million release clause in his contract which comes into effect from 2017, meaning the Bundesliga outfit could be open to a transfer in the summer for a higher price.

“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 fulfill that childhood dream,” Xhaka told Gladbach fanzine torfabrik.de.

“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.”

German newspaper Bild suggests Bayern Munich are also interested in the Swiss international.

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