Lewis Holtby: Premier League "a long way off"

Holtby: Premier League
© PA Photos
Schalke 04's Lewis Holtby says that a move to the Premier League is still "a long way off".

Lewis Holtby has played down talk of a move away from Schalke 04.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League as his contract enters its final year.

The German international reiterated his desire is to one day play in England, but admitted that day is "a long way off".

Holtby, who is a lifelong Everton fan, said that it is a "dream" to be wearing the number 10 shirt for Schalke and he could not imagine playing for another team in the Bundesliga.

"England will always remain an issue for me, but that is still a long way off," Holtby told Kicker. "I will be playing for Schalke for at least one more year and that's what I focus on.

"I am with a top club right now. It is my dream to play for Schalke and to wear the number 10 jersey here. Why should I transfer within the Bundesliga? I would not know where!"

Holtby, who has captained Germany's Under-21s team, made his debut for the senior side in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Azerbaijan last year.

Share this article now:
Lewis Holtby
Read Next:
Holtby wants PL move
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

FA Cup
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Challenge Cup
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
Segunda Division
Serie B
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Bayern Munich23192255183759
2Borussia DortmundDortmund23117548291940
3Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen23108543301338
4RB Leipzig2211563529638
5Schalke 04Schalke2310763630637
6Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt2210663025536
10Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach2394103035-531
11Hertha Berlin237973030030
15Werder Bremen2358102128-723
16Mainz 052365122841-1323
17Hamburger SV2345141834-1617
18FC Koln2335152042-2214
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account