Alen Halilovic admits to being a fan of English football and claims a club linked to him over the summer remains keen.
The side in question is reported to be Tottenham Hotspur, with Andre Villas-Boas said to have been drawn to the 17-year-old playmaker's potential.
No move was put in place, with the youngster remaining at Dinamo Zagreb in his native Croatia.
It is, however, considered to be only a matter of time before he secures a high-profile switch, with Arsenal and Juventus rumoured to have joined the scramble for his signature.
Halilovic claims to have received no contact from Italy as yet, but is aware of interest in his services and has opened to the door to a potential transfer to the Premier League.
He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I can confirm that last summer I was close to moving abroad, a transfer from Dinamo was not far away.
"I can also tell you that this club still wants me.
"Clubs from Italy? I didn't speak with Inter Milan or Juventus.
"I will just say that I love English and Spanish football the most."