Fernandinho wants Premier League move

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho reveals a desire to move to England.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho has revealed that he wants to play in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old has impressed with his recent performances for the Ukrainian outfit and it is understood that a host of English clubs have registered an interest.

"If I had the opportunity to play in the Premier League I think that my qualities would improve even further. I believe that the tactical roles of the players are very important, as well as its defensive responsibilities," he told reporters.

"However, these last years we have seen new, more aggressive players with very diverse styles, which make the games even more interesting.

"If I could combine all these roles, I could give considerable value to the Premier League. I like England a lot. It is a beautiful country and if I had the opportunity to live here, it would be very good for me and my family."

Shakhtar face Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Roberto Di Matteo
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