Prolific Bundesliga striker Luka Jovic has suggested that a move to the Premier League could be the best fit for his career.
Jovic has been in sensational form this season, scoring 27 goals in 47 games in all competitions. The Serbian striker had been expected to seal a switch to Real Madrid this summer, but negotiations have hit a stumbling block.
His current club, Eintracht Frankfurt, are holding out for more than the €50m sum that was initially suggested, and Madrid are not prepared to enter a bidding war.
In a further twist, the striker has now hinted that he could move to the Premier League instead.
“From my experience in the Europa League, I would say that some other leagues in Europe are more suited to me and my way of playing football,” he told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
“In terms of the physique, the Bundesliga is very demanding, but after the games against Chelsea or Inter Milan, I personally had the feeling that I could feel even better [playing] in the Premier League or Serie A.
“The way the teams play there suits me better.
“I’m looking forward to seeing my level compared to the best players in the world. One thing is clear: I want to succeed in my career.”
The 21-year-old has been linked with both Manchester clubs, with United reportedly braced for the exit of Romelu Lukaku, while Liverpool had also been tipped to make a move – but that looks unlikely, given that Jurgen Klopp is only looking for back-ups.