Moussa Sissoko has revealed that he would welcome a move to the Premier League.
The talented teenager, currently on the books of French side Toulouse, admits that he harbours ambitions of one day taking on a new challenge in England.
His combative box-to-box mentality would appear to be ideally suited for a switch across the Channel, with plenty of scope still available for further improvement.
The France U21 international has been generating a lot of interest from across Europe, with the 19-year-old aware of attention emanating out of Newcastle.
"I don't know where the speculation regarding Newcastle has come from, but it is good to be watched by scouts," Sissoko told skysports.com.
"Sometimes these things come to nothing and they recruit a different player, but if they want me then I am working hard.
"I love the Premier League. It is the best league in the world. The stadiums are always full and I believe my game would be suited to the English style as I like the physical aspects of it.
"Newcastle? They are a big team, with big support. From what I have been told they have the best fans in England.
"But, it is up to Toulouse. I am happy here and I am still learning. If they think it is time for me to move on then I will, but at the moment my desire is to play for Toulouse and keep on proving myself."