Van der Wiel welcomes interest
Gunners, Barca and Real tracking Dutch full-back
Last Updated: June 14, 2010 12:54pm
Van der Wiel: Highly-rated
Dutch starlet Gregory van der Wiel is delighted to be attracting interest from some of Europe's top clubs.
The 22-year-old full-back is currently on the books of Ajax, but is not expected to stick around in Amsterdam for long.
His reputation has been on the rise for some time, bringing him to the attention of sides across the continent.
Premier League giants Arsenal are among those reported to be keen, and Van der Wiel has welcomed talk of a possible switch to England.
"Of course it's nice to read that Arsenal are interested," he said.
"I consider myself a good fit for the Premier League.
"Robin van Persie has told me many stories about the Premier League, Arsenal and Mr (Arsene) Wenger. Maybe he can put in a good word for me."
Van der Wiel also claims to have been made aware of interest from Spain, with the Primera Liga's big two ready to slug it out for his signature.
The Holland international added: "I know that Barcelona and Real (Madrid) are interested, but now I am only thinking about doing well at the World Cup in South Africa."