Chelsea and Spurs target Alvaro Negredo has today admitted that he wants to play in the Premier League causing a fierce debate to break out in the Football Transfer Tavern among the two sets of fans.
Goal.com report that the 27-year-old Sevilla striker has welcomed interest from abroad and stated that the Premier League is a place where he could do well.
“I know [Chelsea's] Juan Mata and Fernando Torres really enjoy it in England, where there is a different way of experiencing football compared to Spain,” Negredo told Revista.
“They say it is easier for footballers to go out and about, whereas in Spain it is quite difficult to leave the house; they say you don’t have as much scrutiny there and I like that.
“There comes a time when a cycle comes to an end and I don’t know if it will be sooner or later [at Sevilla], but I think the English League is great and I think my style of football would be well suited to it.”
However the member of Spain’s victorious Euro 2012 squad, who has scored eight goals in his 16 goals for the La Liga side this term confirmed that he remains fully focused on life at Sevila.
Negredo added: “This year, though, I am looking to beat my highest goal tally for a season; that was the 26 I scored two seasons ago.
“I like scoring goals but I also like beating my personal bests and that requires improvement – and if you improve it has a positive effect on the whole team.”
Negredo began his career in the B team of Rayo Vallecano but was spotted by Real Madrid’s reserve ranks in 2005. After really finding his feet in the Spanish top flight during a spell with Almeria in 2007, Negredo’s name became more prevalent and he earned a move to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and current club Sevilla in 2009. Negredo has struck 52 league goals for Los Rojiblancos thus far.