Liverpool have been handed a massive transfer boost, with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka having revealed that it’s his “childhood dream” to play in the Premier League.
The Switzerland international is considered to be one of the Bundesliga’s top talents after establishing himself in the Gladbach XI since his 2012 move from Basel.
It’s understood that Xhaka is now a major target for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield as he plots a summer rebuild of his squad, with reports having already claimed that he’s held talks with the 23-year-old’s agent ahead of a potential deal.
And now the player himself has opened the door for a move to the Premier League by admitting that playing in England’s top tier is an ambition he has:
“I have a childhood dream, and that is the Premier League,” he told torfabrik.de (via the Daily Star).
“No matter if I play a second or 100 matches in England, I would one day love to fulfil that childhood dream.”
Xhaka is known for his aggressive and combative playing style, and could work well in tandem with Emre Can and Anfield captain Jordan Henderson.