'I love the Premier League' – Arsenal on alert as France international signals England intent - report
By George Brooks
Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi has hinted he would consider a return to the Premier League, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that Arsenal and both Manchester clubs have been linked with bringing the 28-year-old back to England and it seems that the player would like a move too.
The France international signed a one-year contract extension in January to keep him at Sevilla until 2020 but he does have a buy-out clause in his deal.
The former Stoke and Blackburn midfielder made his debut for the French national team on Friday night in the 2-0 friendly win over Wales.
He admitted he “loves” the Premier League and hinted he would be open to a return.
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“I love the Premier League. I really like the Premier League, this is where I started at a good level. I had a great time there,” he told The Mirror.
“I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. I am fine at Sevilla, I feel good. I am used to it now. It is my third season so I am happy.”
Football Insider verdict:
N’Zonzi is a player that Arsenal fans will know all about having been linked with him in the past and having seen him in Premier League action over the years. His spectacular long-range strike against the Gunners in the pre-season Emirates Cup tournament will have done him no harm, if he is indeed interested in a return to England. There is no doubt the Frenchman would be a welcome addition to the Arsenal midfield, but boss Arsene Wenger is probably more concerned with finding a replacement for star players Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who could both leave the club in January.