Taiwo eyes 'Big Four' move
Taye Taiwo has revealed it is his dream to play in England, but only for one of the 'big four'.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 21/04/09 12:26pm
Marseille defender Taye Taiwo has revealed it is his dream to play in England, but only for one of the 'Big Four'.
The 24-year-old has many admirers in the Premier League, with Manchester City, Sunderland and Portsmouth all linked with the full-back in January.
But the Nigeria international has set his sights high and has declared that he will not be leaving France unless either Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester United come in for him.
Taiwo has also expressed an interest to playing in Spain, but added that he would prefer England as it is better suited to his style.
"If I was to depart, then I would not join a small club," he told France-Football.
"It will be Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal.
"I do not want to leave Marseille for the sake of it. If I make it, it will be for a big club, to win the UEFA Champions League, in England, or why not Spain?
"I won't make it for money, otherwise I could immediately leave for Ukraine, where I could earn just as much.
"I am not scared by the level in England. I believe I have the right level to defend against (Wayne) Rooney or Cristiano Ronaldo.
"Anyway I am more powerful than them. The only one with whom it would be much more complex is (Lionel) Messi.
"He is too small and too strong. That's why maybe it could be better for me to join England rather than Spain."