Björn Engels would rather fancy a move to the Premier League at some stage of his career.

The 24 year old has made that clear on repeat occasions, leading to some mockery and criticism earlier in his career. When he was at Club Brugge, the central defender made public his desire to move to the top tier of English football, but many considered he wasn’t ready at the time.

He eventually moved to Olympiacos and is spending this season in Ligue 1, on loan at Rennes.

Speaking to L’Equipe this weekend, Engels explained he never misses an edition of Match of the Day, and is a huge fan of English football. He married an English woman, although insists that wasn’t another symptom of his fondness for the country’s national sport, and still harbours the transfer dreams.

Realistic about now not being the right time, the footballer explained: “Not right now, but if my level continues to rise, it will come. I’ve been there a couple of times in the past, maybe next time is the right one. Arsenal? It would be a dream. But playing in England, it would be already top.”

His wife, however, would prefer a different club wearing red: “She’s from Liverpool and all her family is a fan of the Reds. When Everton was interested in me, she said to me laughing: Everton is ok, but never Man United!”