Shittu open to Prem offers
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Danny Shittu would jump at the chance of a move to The Premiership this summer.Queens Park Rangers defender Danny Shittu has admitted he would jump at the chance of a move to The Premiership this summer.
The imposing centre back, 24, is understood to be a target for both Manchester City and Southampton following a fine season.
Shittu fought back from a serious knee ligament injury sustained in January 2004 and has showed his very best form in recent weeks with a series of commanding displays in Rangers' rearguard.
The £250,000 signing from Charlton is aware of the reported interest in him, and is hungry for a chance to play in the top flight again.
"I've been hearing a lot of positive things, I'm not sure how much is true but it's flattering to hear teams are looking at you," he told skysports.com.
"I'm happy at QPR and the club have done a lot for me. I've managed to make a name for myself and enjoy it there, but I don't know any player who doesn't want to play in The Premiership.
"It would be nice to play in The Premiership with QPR, but if the opportunity comes to move there this summer I would definitely consider it, 100 percent.
"My aim from day one has been to play in The Premiership. I started with Charlton, and have played in Division One and Two and now The Championship, but I have always wanted to get back to The Premiership.
"I can't really talk about specific clubs yet, but I will look at what offers do come in and decide from there."
City are believed to be leading the chase for the stopper with a £1.5 million deal being mooted and Southampton would need to avoid relegation to have a realistic chance of landing the player.