Date: 18th November 2013 at 5:55pm
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Axel Witsel

Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has admitted that he is hoping a big club tries to sign him, with a preference for an English side. 

The physical Belgian currently plays in Russia, joining Zenit in 2012 after a season in Portugal with Benfica. Witsel, who cost the Russian side €40m, is believed to be valued at €30m by Zenit who are open to offers according to Izvestia.

Whilst Napoli have shown interest, Witsel is hoping that an English side comes in for him so he can showcase his ability to a wider audience, as well as link up with international teammates and friends who currently play in the Premier League.

Witsel told Nieuwsblade:

“Indeed, I hope a big club (comes for me).

“I also see that my teammates at teams like Chelsea or Manchester United play, but I did not do badly over there (Russia).

“There will come a day when one of those clubs will show interest and I can leave.

“My preference goes out to the Premier League. Not because half the national team is playing, but because competition is the most viewed.”

Witsel was linked with a move to United previously as the club sought to shore up their midfield, and with the team still suffering with the same problem years later, could reignite interest in the Belgian.


35 responses to “€30m Midfielder Admits He Wants To Join His Friend At Old Trafford”

  1. farah says:

    hi guy! Moyes should have to think and stop jokes, choosing baines over evra is unconsciousness.

  2. oscar bosco ssimbwa says:

    ok mr.moyes ,baines is quite a good player but you gat to know that we dont need him at all.
    Da problem is in midfield ,ander harera of Atletico and another stronger man.
    if you want baines why don’t you groom him up from de academy by the time fabio will be old then you replace him.
    try gotze bayern

  3. chuks says:

    Moyes we mifiders get us 2

  4. dj says:

    we need midfielders that is the area that hurts us most

  5. david says:

    Yes witsel good for us but also youngster like januzaj,powell,lingard,zaha should be allowed to showcase there talent but likes of smallin,welbeck should not be in first team

  6. bakic hassan says:

    we need midfielders moyes

  7. ONI TITUS A says:


  8. augustine omondi says:

    moyes should go for experienced players like VALBUENA of Marseille…… or Axel Witsel of Zenit……they play fantastic football……. we need midfielders

  9. Chigozie mmeremikwu says:

    Moyes pls Evra should stay bcos he is strong & good 4 united.Buttner & Fabio is there too,they young & plays good football.4 now it is not necessary 2 bring baines.the solution in man u is 2 buy 2 creative midfielders & one strong central defender.then we shall regain the title.

  10. emmanuel joseph says:

    Mr moyes wat we need rit now in man u is correct midfielder the lifes of herera,rius,strothman and the rest just forget about bains cus we have young guys like fabio,buttner en de rest pls oga moyes we need two solid transfer.