De Jong has Premier dream
FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong has confirmed his interest in playing in the Premier League after being linked with Everton and Newcastle.
Last Updated: 26/12/11 2:00pm
FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong has confirmed his interest in playing in the Premier League after being linked with Everton and Newcastle United.
The Netherlands international has been in impressive form for Twente this season and has been watched by scouts from English clubs on several occasions.
The 21-year-old is keen to play in a different league in the future, but insists the speculation will not affect his focus on delivering the goods for Twente.
"Of course in the future I'd love to play in the EPL," De Jong told the Dutch media. "I've read about all the interest but personally I haven't heard so much till now.
"The Premier League is a really good competition and I think that the type of football played there is suited for me. They play a lot with long balls and crosses, while some teams play really good football.
"Defensively a lot of teams play in zones so there is always a lot of space between the lines.
"(The speculation) is a sign I'm doing my job well otherwise if it's true then these clubs wouldn't be following me.
"Believe me all this doesn't affect me or keep me occupied, for me it's only important that I'm fully focused and playing well for FC Twente again after a period when I wasn't as good."