Mainz striker Adam Szalai airs ambition but ignores transfer rumours
Mainz striker Adam Szalai admits he hopes to grace the very highest levels of the game, but is not pushing for a move.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 28/02/13 10:12pm
The Hungary international has netted 12 times in 22 Bundesliga outings this season, earning him plenty of admiring glances - with Arsenal said to be among those monitoring his progress.
The 25-year-old, who spent three years with Real Madrid's reserve side between 2007 and 2010, makes no secret of the fact that he sees his long-term future away from Mainz.
He is, however, prepared to wait for the right move to arrive, with his contract set to run until 2015.
A big-money offer from a club competing in Europe could be tabled this summer, forcing a decision to be taken, but for now both Szalai and his current employers insist no transfer has been discussed.
"Of course I want to play regularly in competitions like the Europa League and UEFA Champions League," Szalai told Sport-BILD.
"But I am not thinking about a transfer at this point in time. I am unfazed by gossip and rumours."
Mainz general manager Christian Heidel added: "We have not received any enquiries from any clubs regarding Adam Szalai."