Bayer Leverkusen forward Kevin Volland has admitted he would be interested in a move to the Premier League. The German, who was linked with a switch to Arsenal at the end of last year, says his style of play would fit English football, although he doesn’t rule out a transfer to another country:
“The Premier League is a very interesting league for me. The pace is extremely high, and the league requires a lot of running. That would suit me. But you never know what will happen. I’m not the type to say that I absolutely have to play in England, Italy or Spain. I feel very comfortable in Leverkusen and leave everything open.”
Volland’s contract at Leverkusen expires in 17 months time, and he has raised doubts about his long term future at the Bundesliga club by stating that he has yet to hold talks with his current team about a new deal:
“I’m relatively calm and haven’t held any talks about my future yet. I’m more relaxed than I was a few years ago. I’m initially concentrating on our goals at Bayer and would like to help the team with goals and good performances. Everything else will show with time.”
The 27-year-old was reportedly recommended to Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta by the recruitment department after he first arrived at the Emirates in December, and the German international has been in decent form this campaign.
Volland has scored 11 goals and contributed seven assists in 29 appearances for Leverkusen this season. He can play right across the front three but he has been used most often as the main striker by manager Peter Bosz.