Thursday November 19 2020
Khedira: 'I dream of the Premier League'

Juventus outcast Sami Khedira said he ‘always dreamed of playing in the Premier League’ and admitted he would never turn down Jose Mourinho.

The German midfielder has been left out of the Juventus squad by new coach Andrea Pirlo and seems set for a future elsewhere.

In an interview with Sky Sport Germany, he revealed he will be open for a move to England and the Premier League.

“Since I was a kid, I have always dreamed of playing in the Premier League,” he said. “I’m really happy and satisfied with my career but playing in England is something I haven’t been able to realise.

“I have always watched many Premier League games since I was little, and now I also follow them with a different focus.

“I have always been happy to play in the Champions League against English clubs.”

The 33-year-old, who moved to Juventus from Real Madrid in July 2015, has helped the Bianconeri to five League titles and three Coppa Italia.

But Khedira, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2013-14, admitted he has always been a fan of the English style.

“I have always been impressed by the atmosphere, style and idea of football they have,” he continued. “If this dream come true, it will be an honour to be part of the Premier League.”

Khedira admitted he would never reject to play for Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho but added Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton would be interesting too.

“I have always liked Mourinho for his honesty,” Khedira added. “I found myself very well working with him [at Real Madrid], he’s a great coach.

“If I received a call from him, I would not say no. “He’s not the only coach I would like to work with. Ancelotti, for example, is a beautiful person and is having a great season.”