German star attracting Liverpool FC interest

German international Lewis Holtby

Liverpool FC  are targeting Schalke’s Lewis Holtby who admits he has designs on a move to England’s top flight.

Arsenal and Everton have also shown an interest in the 22-year-old who put in another fine performance this week in the Champions League against the Gunners.

Holtby is son to an English father and happens to be an Everton fan. Despite his allegiances to the Toffees, Liverpool are believed to be in the driving seat for acquiring Holtby’s signature.

Liverpool are desperate to secure more attacking wingers to add depth to their squad to make the Rodgers style of quick attacking football work.

Speaking to the press before Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Arsenal, the German international said: “Of course a move interests me. But now I’m at Schalke – I love the colours here, I love the team, I love the club.

“My contract runs out next season but you never know. I always said that my dream is to play in England, and it’ll happen one day, I can tell you that, because my hunger is really big for the Premier League.

“But I love the Bundesliga so much and I’m happy to be here.”

When the January transfer window opens it will be no surprise if there’s a buzz generated around the exciting winger.

There are many teams who are in need of a quality wide man and Holtby certainly fits the bill.

It is believed however, that Schalke do not want to sell and it will take a large sum to prize him away from the German club.

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