Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi has reportedly put three of Premier League’s elites on red alert following his recent comments about England’s top-flight competition.
N’Zonzi played in the Premier League for six years with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City before securing a £7 million move to the Spanish club on a four-year contract in 2015.
And now, as per the report from Mirror, the 28-year-old “has put top English clubs on alert by admitting he loves the Premier League”. It was reported that the Frenchman’s latest comments have attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, and Manchester City.
N’Zonzi recently admitted: “I love the Premier League. I really like the Premier League, this is where I started at a good level. I had a great time there. I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. I am fine at Sevilla, I feel good. I am used to it now. It is my third season so I am happy.”
Furthermore, the Frenchman, who made his international debut for Les Blues in their recent 2-0 win over Wales, had previously “confirmed” in August that he was open to making a switch in the summer, according to beIN Sports‘ David Cartlidge.
Cartlidge had tweeted: “N’Zonzi’s people just confirmed the player wants to leave Sevilla. Clause is €40m on a contract until 2020.”
The midfielder signed a one-year extension with Sevilla back in January 2017, that would keep him at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium until 2020. However, his contract does include a release clause worth €40 million which, considering the current inflated transfer market, is a quite reasonable sum, especially for the English giants.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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