Mensah dreams of PL move

Lyon defender expects to play in England

Mensah: England interest

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Lyon defender John Mensah believes he is destined to play in the Premier League in the future.

The Ghana centre-back only joined Ligue 1 champions Lyon in the summer, but he has already admitted a desire to play in England.

Wigan, Portsmouth, Blackburn, Bolton and West Ham were all linked with the 25-year-old before he left former club Rennes in July.

And Mensah, who has made 32 appearances for Ghana, has now announced that the Premier League is a challenge which appeals to him.

"To play in the Premier League and test yourself against the best strikers in the world is a dream for all good defenders," Mensah told

"I am destined to go there."

Mensah is tied to a five-year contract with Lyon, who paid €8.4million (£6.7m) for his services.