Belgian ace opens door for Man United move

Belgium international Axel Witsel has revealed that he would love to play in the “crazy” Premier League and that he’s always admired Manchester United.

The 26-year-old currently turns out for Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg – whom he joined in 2012 in a £30m deal from 2012 – and has been linked with Chelsea in the past.

Witsel impressed for his nation at the summer’s World Cup in Brazil, leading to speculation that he could leave his current employers to play in one of the continent’s top divisions for around the same fee he commanded two and a half years ago.

Speaking to Bleacher Report, the big-haired midfield star revealed that his major ambition is to play for one of Europe’s very best clubs, with Manchester United a side he’s always “liked”:

“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 leagues 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.”

Witsel plays alongside current United man Marouane Fellaini for Belgium and was his team-mate when both players featured for Standard Liege earlier in their careers.