Zenit St. Petersburg star reveals his admiration for Manchester United…
Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has welcomed the idea of a move to the Premier League and in particular Manchester United, after discussing his future in an interview with Bleacher Report.
Back in 2012, he and Hulk cost the Russians a monstrous £64m, but he reckons another transfer might be on the cards…
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The Belgium international plays alongside Premier League stars Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Vincent Kompany for his country and has described the Premier League as one of the best leagues in world football:
“I want to play in one of the top clubs in Europe one day. It’s true that I like the Premier League, because it is one of the best league’s in the world, for me, together with Germany and Spain. It is a very good league, it is a crazy league. A lot of my colleagues play there, but we will see. I am still young, only 26. We’ll see in the future. I have always liked Manchester United from when I was young,” the 26-year-old claimed.
Witsel, who is currently on the Russian league’s mid-season break, has made 14 league appearances this term, netting three goals, and is particularly noted for his ability and vision on the ball.
A move to Old Trafford would see the Belgian team up with international teammates Marouane Fellaini (who also dons an afro), and Adnan Januzaj.