Mbia reveals United dream
Stephane Mbia admits he is hoping to use Marseille as a stepping stone on his way to joining Man Utd.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 02/03/11 3:30pm
Stephane Mbia admits he is hoping to use Marseille as a stepping stone on his way to joining Manchester United.
The Cameroonian midfielder has been regularly linked with a move to England in the past, with a host of clubs reported to have expressed an interest.
He remains in France for now, and recently penned a contract extension at Marseille which will keep him at the club until 2014.
Mbia is not planning to stick around at Stade Velodrome for long, though, as he harbours ambitions of one day turning out for one of Europe's most glamorous sides.
"I want to go as high as possible," the 24-year-old told L'Equipe.
"First I want to do well at Marseille, so my performances will one day send me to a club like Manchester United.
"Real Madrid are also an attractive side, but the club of my dreams is Manchester United.
"I feel fine at Marseille for now, but you have to have ambition."
While Mbia is already planning his exit from Marseille, Copenhagen full-back Oscar Wendt is among those hoping he will soon be on his way in.
The Sweden international is among those to have been touted as a possible replacement for Taye Taiwo, who is expected to leave in the summer, and he admits he would welcome a switch to Ligue 1.
"I have read that Marseille are interested in me, but no-one has made direct contact as yet," Wendt said in L'Equipe.
"If they did get in touch, of course I would listen carefully to what they have to say.
"I will only make a decision on my future, though, once we have been eliminated from the Champions League.
"I do want to play in a better league than the one in Denmark.
"I have been here five years and had an amazing time, but now I want to experience a new challenge at a bigger club in a better league.
"Ligue 1 is definitely a possibility."