Lille ace eyes England
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lille striker Peter Odemwingie dreams of the chance to play in the Premiership.
Lille striker Peter Odemwingie admits he dreams of the chance to play in the Premiership.
Having led the Lille line against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League, the Nigerian is keen to test his skills against English opposition on a more regular basis.
Odemwingie impressed in the two games against United, having a goal disallowed in the first leg and hitting the post in the second leg at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Though he is on a long-term contract with Lille, the 25-year-old revealed his desire to move to the Premiership in the future.
"I really hope so," Odemwingie told United Review when asked if he would like to play in the Premiership.
"Most Nigerians dream about playing in England because we grow up watching the Premiership on television.
"Nigerians speak English, so they tend to settle quickly in England - and there's so much passion for football in England.
"So, of course, I hope I'll play there one day.
"I have a contract with Lille until 2010 and the club have an ambitious project in place.
"But Lille aren't the biggest club in Europe, so you never know what will happen."