Sami Khedira opens the door to ‘dream’ Premier League move as Juventus veteran admits he would ‘never say no’ to reunion with his former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho
- Sami Khedira has spoken about his ambition to one day play in Premier League
- 33-year-old midfielder has fallen out of favour and is likely to leave Juventus
- Khedira spoke about his long-standing admiration for English football
- He also said he wouldn’t turn down the chance of playing under Jose Mourinho
- Germany international played under Mourinho for three years at Real Madrid
Sami Khedira says he would relish a chance to play in the Premier League and welcome another opportunity to work under Jose Mourinho.
The Juventus midfielder, 33, is finding his game time limited having dropped down the pecking order and will become a free agent when his contract expires next summer.
Khedira has played in the Bundesliga, LaLiga and Serie A during his career but admitted to always wanting to play in England.
Sami Khedira has revealed it remains his ‘dream’ to one day play in the Premier League
Khedira says he would welcome the chance to once again play under Jose Mourinho
‘When I was a child it was always a big dream of mine to be a Premier League player,’ he told Sky Germany.
‘I am really happy and satisfied with my career until now but one thing is still missing because I always had this dream and it has never come true… to be a part of the Premier League.
‘I have watched so many Premier League games since I was young and even now I am following the Premier League a lot.
‘I always enjoy playing in the Champions League against the English clubs. The atmosphere, the style and the idea of football has always impressed me.
‘If it is possible, it will for sure be a really big dream [come true] and an honour to be a part of the Premier League.’
The German midfielder played under Mourinho for three seasons between 2010 and 2013
Khedira spent three seasons under Mourinho during his time with Real Madrid and made clear why he still rated the Portuguese manager, now at Tottenham, so highly.
The Germany international also name-checked Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti, who also coached him at Real.
He added: ‘Because of his personality. He is always direct, honest, clear in his mind and a great coach.
‘Many people talk about him [being] too defensive but he is a winner, he is a champion. That is why he impressed me the most.
Khedira has yet to play a minute for Juventus this season under manager Andrea Pirlo
‘I really enjoyed working with Jose Mourinho but there are many coaches who I would like to work with.
‘I would never say no again to Jose Mourinho but it is not the only guy who I would say I would like to work with again.
‘There are many coaches, even in the Premier League that I respect a lot.
‘Ancelotti is doing a great job at the moment and is a great personality. He is one of the coaches who impressed me also.’
Khedira has yet to play for Juventus this season and found game time increasingly limited there last season, making just 18 appearances.
Into his sixth season with the Turin club, it is unlikely his contract will be renewed beyond its expiry next summer.
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