Holtby taken with Toffees

Germany international reveals Premier League ambition

Lewis Holtby: Would welcome the opportunity to grace the Premier League

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Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby admits there is a chance that he could be lured to the Premier League by boyhood idols Everton.

The 21-year-old is a two-cap Germany international, but holds dual nationality.

His father is English and is a keen follower of Everton.

Holtby claims he too was bitten by the Toffees bug as a youngster and would welcome the opportunity to grace Goodison Park at some stage in his career.

He has refused to rule out the possibility of that happening in 2012/13, with David Moyes reported to have money to spend.


Holtby is reluctant to be drawn into a discussion regarding his future, but he is prepared to admit that a move to England would hold obvious appeal.

"I have always said that my aim is to come to the Premier League one day because I love the league," said Holtby, who missed out on a place in Joachim Low's Euro 2012 squad.

"My father is English and of course my favourite teams are Everton and Arsenal.

"My father was born in England and was an Everton fan since the age of five. He immediately infected me with the Everton virus! Since then I have been an Everton fan and have always followed their games.

"My thoughts now are first with Schalke but you never know."