Ogbuke happy for now
Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke has stated that he is not looking for a move to the Premier League at present.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 04/02/09 1:13pm
Hoffenheim striker Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke has stated that he is not looking for a move to the Premier League at present.
The Nigerian international has caught the eye this season in the Bundesliga scoring six goals in 12 league appearances.
The 22-year-old's form has reportedly attracted the interest of a number of the Premier League's top clubs with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all said to be monitoring the situation.
Ogbuke has made no secret of his desire to join friend and former Lyn Oslo team-mate John Obi Mikel in the English top flight but explains that for the time being he is happy to continue his footballing education with league leaders Hoffenheim.
"I like to focus myself on my job and when I do well, I do not need to think about the rest," he told Spox.com.
"It's true that I always wanted to play in the Premiership. But that is currently not on the cards, because I like being at Hoffenheim.
"Some day I will have to leave the club, but why should this concern me at this point in time. I am delighted being here.
"As much as I like visiting John Obi Mikel, who I have known since I was 17, we are like brothers.
"Our dream was to play in Europe and you have got to grab that chance then. It was tough at times. We came to Norway from Nigeria, that's quite a difference.
"But we made the best out of it."