Norway Striker Mohamed Elyounoussi has expressed his desire to join a Premier League team and hinted that it possibly is Arsenal.
The in form Basel striker has been in top form in both the Swiss league and has done well in the Champions League, and has admitted that he is ready to take the next step in his career.
Elyounoussi in action for Basel
Elyounoussi said, “A club which is usually in the Premier League top four has followed me for a long time. I just learned that they have stepped up their interest even more after what happened in the Champions League.”
It is believed that Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the Norwegian and wants to bring him at the club as a possible replacement of Alexandre Lacazette, who is poised to leave Arsenal if the Gunners find better options.
Elyounoussi had been a key player in Basel’s double winning season last term and has been a goal scorer for them this season as well, scoring seven times this season already, most notably in a Champions League win against Manchester City.
He helped Basel to win the double last season
And he says that he can make a move soon if the right offer arrives.
“Basel won’t pick up the phone if they are offered less than £13 million for me. They say they will only start discussions if the offers are higher than that.”
“There is a difference between the Bundesliga and the Premier League,” he added.
Speaking of the name of the interested club, he was quite in the defense but nevertheless gave an hint.
Arsenal manager Wenger is said to be interested in the Norwegian striker
“Is it Arsenal? I can’t comment, but it is a club that everybody knows with a long history. A big club that has watched me a couple of times before, but they have now increased their interest in me.”
He also said that he is stoked that a big club is keeping him under radar but also admitted that he will have to develop to move up in the pecking order. The 23 year old has played 15 times for Norway and has netted 4 goals for them.