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Monday, December 6, 2021

Liverpool target Luuk de Jong open to Premier League move

Twente attacker and Netherlands international Luuk de Jong has admitted that he would be interested in a move to the Premier League if an exciting offer comes in.

The 21-year-old, who has a contract with the Enschede side until June 2014, has recently been linked with clubs such as Liverpool, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, and he admitted that he would like to play is football in England one day.

“I’m still very happy playing for Twente, but every player has dreams,” De Jong was quoted as saying in an interview with fifa.com.

“Mine is to play in a nice foreign competition one day. And the Premier League is a really nice competition. I don’t have real plans for the future – I’ll see what comes my way.”

The young striker then went on to discuss the upcoming European Championship in Poland and Ukraine, and stressed that he will be ready whenever coach Bert van Marwijk needs him.

“I will be happy if I’m called up for the Euro 2012 finals. I know I’m not going to play a lot, but I’ll be ready whenever the coach needs me.

“I think we are one of the favourites to win the title, with Spain and Germany. But it is a tournament – you never know what happens.”

The Oranje have been drawn with Denmark, Germany and Portugal in Group B at Euro 2012. They start the tournament with a match against the Danes on June 9.

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