Belhanda airs Prem ambition

  • By: Patrick Haond
  • Last Updated: May 30 2013, 12:11 BST

Montpellier playmaker Younes Belhanda has reiterated his desire to secure a summer switch to England or Germany.

Younes Belhanda: Eager to take on a new challenge away from Ligue 1

The Morocco international has been linked with a move to the Premier League for some time, with north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal said to be keen.

They could be about to scrap it out for his signature, with Belhanda of the opinion that he needs to take on a new challenge.

The 23-year-old is under contract in France until 2015, but he claims interest in his services is steadily mounting.

Belhanda told L'Equipe: "Next season? I don't know. I have contacts but nothing concrete.

"I want to go to England or Germany. I believe I am made for that football, both physical and technical with a lot of risks.

"My wish is to play in the Champions League next season, but I could sign for a club with big history.

"I will not learn anything else in France. I know how we play here. I need a new mentality, new excitement."

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