Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda has been pining for a move to England, and he seems to be attracting the type of suitors to make such a move a reality. One such admirer is Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Belhanda currently plies his trade for French Ligue 1 powerhouse Montpellier. â€œI know Younes well and like him a lot,â€ Wenger said. â€œBut I donâ€™t want to cause problems. Only Montpellier can decide where he goes.â€
Belhanda has already expressed his desire to play in the Premier League next season, and Montpellier revealed recently they would consider selling him in the summer, but have slapped a Â£15 million price tag on their player.
Belhanda has also been linked with Serie A side AC Milan and French giants Paris St Germain, but the 22-year-old has already suggested he would be well suited to Arsenal. â€œMilan, I know nothing about. I think it is just rumours,â€ he told French TV station TF1. â€œMy dream is to play in England or Germany. Everybody wants to play in the Premier League and there are some great clubs like Arsenal, which is almost a French club. Germany has a lot of big clubs who deliver good performances in the Champions League. The atmosphere in the stadium is magnificent too.â€
However Belhanda added that he was in no rush to move on just yet. â€œI am focused on Montpellier now because it is the club that gave me fame, I can stay here for two or three years to come,â€ he concluded. Montpellier currently sit in second place in Ligue 1 with 57 points, just one point behind league leaders Paris Saint Germain.