Demel eyes English switch
Skysports.com understands Guy Demel has set his sights on a move to the Premier League this summer.
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 27/06/11 6:24pm
Skysports.com understands Ivory Coast star Guy Demel has set his sights on a move to the Premier League this summer.
The Hamburg defender, who had a short spell at Arsenal earlier in his career, is keen for another crack at plying his trade in England.
The all-action defender is believed to be available on a free transfer and the news has alerted a number of clubs in England to his availability.
Hamburg general manager Frank Arnesen revealed over the weekend two clubs in England were keen on signing Demel and the 30-year-old is keen to win a move to the Premier League.
"My wish is to go back to England and I would like to play in the Premier League," Demel told skysports.com.
"I have instructed my agent Willie McKay to find me a club in England and I know he is speaking to some interested clubs.
Time is right
"I used to play at Arsenal but that was a long time ago and I am ready to go back.
"I am more experienced now and my desire is to return to England.
"I have played six years at Hamburg and had a good time there but I feel the time is right for a new challenge.
"Every player would like the opportunity to play in the Premier League where every weekend you play against top players and top teams and this is what I want.
"A lot of my Ivory Coast team-mates tell me how good it is play in the Premier League and it would be nice to play alongside them or against them."