Arsenal, Liverpool & Leicester target ‘dreams’ of Prem move

Japan international Shinji Okazaki has revealed that he’s always ‘dreamt’ of a move to the Premier League following an £8m bid from Leicester City.

The Mainz forward has been in stunning form this term, notching eight goals in 16 Bundesliga matches, which has attracted interest from Liverpool, Arsenal and the Foxes.

The trio have all had scouts watching the 28-year-old, but the latter have moved to the front of the queue with an £8m offer.

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Although the outcome of the move may depend on Leicester’s pursuit of Chelsea target Andrej Kramaric, Okazaki says the bid for him is an interesting one and that he has always wanted to play in the Premier League:

“I haven’t heard all the details personally and I am not overvaluing myself but obviously it is nice to get that kind of offer,” he is quoted by The Express.

“It has been a dream of mine since my youth to play in the Premier League and I have been watching the Premier League since I turned pro.

“I am not saying that the level is higher than the Bundesliga but the leagues have a different kind of quality and different culture.”

He added: “It would be very interesting. I would view this as my last chance, wherever I go.

“I think there is more individual quality in the Premier League, while it is more about teamwork in the Bundesliga and I think that suits Japanese players more.”