Defour tipped for Premier League

The agent for Belgian international Steven Defour believes the central midfielder’s future is in the Premier League.

Player representative Paul Stefani told Sport.co.uk that the 22-year-old Standard Liege star is ready for a summer move after recovering from a couple of serious injuries.

Defour has been linked with a number of English clubs in the past, with Liverpool one of those keen on buying the player, who would command a 10 million pound transfer fee.

“He has returned and made a full recovery, so we must keep our fingers crossed for the future, and hope that he doesn’t get a fresh injury,” Stefani said.

“Now he has a very big hope that things are going well. Every top club is following him and regularly watching him, but there is no concrete contact.

“The Premier League is something he likes very much, and he has performed well against Liverpool and Everton in Europe, he was one of the best players on the pitch. I think in the summer the Premier League would suit him for sure.”

Kenny Dalglish has hinted at a number of summer additions as he looks to revamp the Liverpool squad in his mould, and the centre of midfield is thought to be a position of interest to the Scotsman.

Christian Poulsen has failed to impress with his limited opportunities, and Sport.co.uk claims Defour has his ‘heart set’ on a move to England.

Manchester United and Arsenal have also been monitoring the player in the past, with Sir Alex Ferguson famously writing the player a letter after a serious injury back in 2008.

Liverpool were first linked with the player last year, with the Daily Mirror claiming the Merseysiders would challenge United for the player’s signature.