Sunderland Target Auxerre Midfielder

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Cameroonian international admits to dreaming of the Premier League.

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Auxerre midfielder Georges Mandjeck has admitted that his dream would be to play in the Premier League and it may come true sooner than he thinks, according to Sky Sports.

The 24-year-old is reportedly a target for Sunderland as Paolo Di Canio looks to add more grit to his midfield and he has been impressed by Mandjeck’s debut season in Ligue 2.

Sources in France claim that the 19-cap Cameroonian international is already in talks with two unnamed German sides but it is the English top flight that remains his first choice.

“I love English football and my dream is to play in the Premier League, which for me is the best league in the world even though the German league is closing the gap,” he told Sky Sports.

Mandjeck joined Auxerre from fellow French side Rennes where he had enjoyed a two year spell. The bulk of his career has been spent in Germany where he broke into the Stuttgart side in 2007 before spending two stints on loan with Kaiserslautern between 2008-10. His performances alerted several clubs in France and Rennes were the first to pounce.

He has also represent Cameroon at Olympic level in 2008, but his tournament ended early after he stamped on Antonio Nocerino.

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