Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira says he’s not contemplating a transfer to Main League Soccer since he feels he nonetheless has loads to offer in one among Europe’s prime leagues, whereas he has suggested his membership to make their transfer for Emre Can.
Khedira, 30, nonetheless has a contract with the Serie A membership by means of to 2019 and he has instructed Sky Sport Italia that he doesn’t anticipate that to be his final contract in Europe, as he insists transfer to MLS wouldn’t make sense.
“Now I am 30 and what I can say is that the age is only a quantity, so you must care for your physique and you must know what you need. I can let you know that I am nonetheless hungry and I wish to win the whole lot,” the Germany worldwide stated.
“On this case, I wish to play many, a few years extra in Europe — in one of many prime leagues in Europe. Now I’m in Italy and that is, for me, among the finest leagues on the earth — one of many prime 4 — so I do not know why folks talk about MLS.
“I performed 46 video games I believe final yr — greater than earlier than in my complete profession. This yr the identical. Bodily I am in the most effective form of my life so why ought to I’m going to MLS and lose this massive alternative to play a few years in Europe? So I by no means stated [that I wanted] this and I can let you know and promise you that there is no such thing as a risk I’m going in January and even in the summertime to MLS. I wish to keep in Europe.”
Khedira stated he wish to signal an extension to his present contract with the Bianconeri.
“I am tremendous comfortable right here at Juventus,” he stated. “I arrived two-and-a-half years in the past and it was not straightforward to alter as a result of the mentality in Italy and Juventus is totally different to Madrid and in addition Germany.
“Now I understand how soccer works in Italy and the way it ought to work right here at Juventus. I am comfortable right here, I actually like the town, the life right here the followers — I like the followers — and I can really feel the love of the followers.
“So if I can think about to resume my contract right here? Sure, in fact, due to this purpose, I’m tremendous comfortable right here and I am again on the highest degree, so that is in fact a possibility.”
With or with out a new contract, Khedira stated he can see him nonetheless taking part in for Juve subsequent season in what he hopes can be a partnership with Germany teammate Can.
Liverpool midfielder Can continues to be linked with a free switch to Turin in the summertime and Khedira says he would welcome his compatriot with open arms.
“I do know him effectively,” Khedira stated. “He is younger, robust and really proficient. Given his age, he is nonetheless received some studying and rising to do. So if there have been the potential of Juventus to signal him, I might take this chance in a flash.
“He is out of contract in the summertime, so if I had been a director, sure, I might signal him instantly.”
Ben Gladwell stories on Serie A, the Italian nationwide group and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.