Saturday 29 April 2017

Man United and Chelsea on alert as young Belgian star says he is ready for move in the 'near future'

Theo Bongonda forward of Celta de Vigo (7) during the La Liga Santander match between Deportivo de La Coruña and Celta de Vigo at Riazor Stadium on March 19, 2017 in A Coruña, Spain. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez Rey/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Theo Bongonda forward of Celta de Vigo (7) during the La Liga Santander match between Deportivo de La Coruña and Celta de Vigo at Riazor Stadium on March 19, 2017 in A Coruña, Spain. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez Rey/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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In-form Belgian midfielder Theo Bongonda name-checked two Premier League clubs as he indicated he is almost ready to move on from Celta Vigo.

The 21-year-old has gained a lot of admirers since moving to the La Liga club in 2015, with many tipping him for a transfer to the Premier League sooner rather than later.

The Belgian underage international is keen to work with Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte or Diego Simeone when he finally decides to move on from Celta Vigo.

"I could comfortably stay another two or three years with Vigo, but it is not my ambition to spend the rest of my career with them," he said, in quotes reported by the Manchester Evening News.

"If Chelsea, Manchester United or Atletico Madrid call me in the near future I should be ready to make the step up to join them.

"Every footballer wants to play at the highest possible level."

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