Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman considers the Premier League as the “most interesting league in the world” and has backed Pep Guardiola to prove a massive success at Manchester City.
Coman, 19, is midway through the two-year loan deal he signed at Bayern from Juventus last summer, and looks likely to make the move permanent after emerging as a key player for the Bavarians this season.
Coman has said he wants to be at Bayern for “many years” but did also outline his admiration for England’s top flight.
He told The Guardian: “For me it is the most interesting league in the world. But I am thinking of the next three years and I can only see myself at Bayern.
“My career is just starting so you never know. But England has a league where every player would like to play.”
Coman added that working under coach Guardiola played a big part in him choosing to join Bayern.
“He has helped me a lot – his style of play suits me,” Coman added. “When I heard he was leaving [at the end of the season to join Manchester City] I was sorry. I’ve only known him this season but I have bonded with him. But I know this is how football works.”
Asked if he thought Guardiola’s move to the Etihad Stadium would be successful, Coman added: “Definitely. His style will work perfectly with them.”
Coman is on course to win a third league title in as many countries this season as Bayern close in on the Bundesliga crown. That would add to a haul that already includes a Serie A winners’ medal from last season with Juve and the two Ligue 1 titles won while he was on Paris Saint-Germain’s books.
Despite having achieved so much already, Coman said he remains determined to reach ever greater heights.
“All athletes have the goal to be the best,” he said. “Every day I want to progress.
“The ultimate goal would be to become the best player in the world – but I am still very far from it. I have so much work to do but, one day, if it is possible.”