Saturday, 7th April, 2012
Ivorian striker Aruna Dindane has welcomed interest from the English Premier League, insisting he would love to once again play in a championship he has experienced before.
The 31-year-old had a spell on loan at Portsmouth in the 2009/10 season, making 19 league starts and scoring eight goals.
Dindane currently turns out for Qatari side Al-Gharafa and is making a big impact in the Middle East, where his contract is a lucrative one following a successful spell with Lekhwiya first.
The striker has been interesting Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, with all three Premier League outfits believed to be preparing offers for his services in the summer.
And should those bids land on Dindane’s doormat, they would be welcomed, as the dream of playing once again in the English top flight burns brightly within the Ivorian.
"I’m happy to hear that I’ve been linked with a transfer to the Premier League", said Dindane.
"I loved playing in the Premier League and I want to play there again in my career. The English league is the best in the world.
"To hear that there are several clubs from the Premier League that have an interest in me is good news.
"I dream of a return to the Premier League."
Dindane currently earns around the €1M per year mark in Qatar, an amount that Premier League sides should have little trouble equalling.
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