Eduardo - Prem return possible
Former Arsenal striker Eduardo has refused to rule out the possibility of returning to England in the future, but claims to be happy at Shakhtar Donetsk.
By Paulo Freitas
Last Updated: 29/05/12 11:00pm
Former Arsenal striker Eduardo has refused to rule out the possibility of returning to England in the future, but claims to be happy at Shakhtar Donetsk for now.
The Brazil-born Croatia international was snapped up by the Gunners in 2007 after exploding onto the international scene.
He lasted three years at Emirates Stadium, but saw a serious ankle injury blight his time in North London.
The 29-year-old moved to the Ukraine in 2010 and is enjoying his football in Donetsk.
It has been suggested that, as a proven goalscorer, he may figure on the transfer radars of a number of Premier League clubs this summer, but Eduardo is refusing to speculate on what his future might hold.
"I am happy here at the moment," he told Globo Esporte.
"I honestly don't know what will happen in the future. It is possible that I could go back (to the Premier League) one day.
"Football is very different in the Premier League, but the stadiums and the fans are fantastic."
For now, Eduardo's focus is locked on Euro 2012.
He has been named in Slaven Bilic's 23-man squad for this summer's European Championship and is convinced that Croatia can progress out of a group that includes reigning world champions Spain, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.
"The favourites to win the European Championship are Spain, Holland and Germany but there is always a surprise team and hopefully it will be us," he said.
"Our schedule is exactly what we want it to be. We open against Spain and finish against Ireland.
"I think we can qualify with four points. A win against Ireland and a draw against Italy will be important. The match against Italy will be the decisive game."