Prem appeals to El Kaddouri
But midfielder feels settled in Italy amid talk of Parma move
By Giscard Gourizro. Last Updated: July 28, 2012 12:02pm
Omar El Kaddouri: Has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer
Brescia midfielder Omar El Kaddouri says he is 'flattered' by speculation linking him with an Arsenal move and admits the prospect of a Premier League switch is appealing.
Reports in the Morocco international's home country suggest Serie A club Parma are closing on the 21-year-old after agreeing a €5million transfer fee with Brescia.
El Kaddouri has also been linked with Italian champions Juventus and Arsenal, with Gunners scouts thought to be set to watch the youngster in action when he represents Morocco at the Olympics.
The midfielder says he is weighing up his options and while he is settled in Italy, he would be open to an English move.
He told Sky Sports: "I am in the Olympics and my advisors are looking at the available options.
"Arsenal? I do not know if they are interested in me but it is flattering.
"I am settled in Italy to be honest but Premier League football is appealing to any player."