Manchester United look set to increase their interest in Chelsea and Liverpool target Armin Bacinovic after the player admitted he would like to play in the Premier League. The Slovenian international has been a revelation for Palermo this season in only his first year in Serie A.
The 21 year old feels that he would be well suited to English football;
“I’m a die-hard player and I never step back….Yes, I really like the British kind of football so my big wish is to play in the Premier League one day.”.
Bacinovic has been a regular fixture in the side this season and has featured 26 times for the Rosanero. The youngster is also on the verge of breaking into the Slovenian first team and starred in the game against Northern Ireland last month.
The tenacious midfielder will be in high demand this summer and Palermo will face a desperate struggle to hold on to one of their star performers. The Italian club are already facing up to the fact that Javier Pastore will be moving on at the end of the season and they will not want to lose another regular.
Premiership clubs Chelsea, Liverpool and United will all be pushing for his signature however, and will want to show Bacinovic that he can have a more successful career should he move to one of these big three. Palermo look set to finish outside the European places this season sitting 8th in Serie A five points behind Juventus in 7th.
Competition will be fierce for the Slovenian given the Premiership clubs all have room for him. Chelsea are looking to rebuild their ageing squad with fresh young talent and Liverpool will be looking to replace Christian Poulsen who has not adapted to English football. However United maybe more determined to secure this signing given their upcoming shortness in this area. Scholes has yet to decide whether to play on for another season but many feel should United secure a 19th title he will hang up his boots. Owen Hargreaves has been injured all season and Fergie may feel Bacinovic is the right type of player to replace him.
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