Nordtveit flattered by Reds link
Former Gunners starlet calm over Liverpool links
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: February 28, 2012 11:51am
Havard Nordtveit: Flattered to be linked with a move to Liverpool
Norwegian international Havard Nordtveit admits he is flattered to be linked with a move to Liverpool.
Reports in Germany have suggested Liverpool are lining up a move for the Borussia Monchengladbach star Nordtveit.
Liverpool scouts are believed to have watched the former Arsenal youngster on several occasions this season with Nordtveit impressing for Monchengladbach.
Nordtveit joined Arsenal in 2007 from Norwegian side Haugesund, but the midfielder failed to make the breakthrough into the Arsenal first team and eventually left for Monchengladbach in December 2010.
Nordtveit, who is away on international duty with Norway ahead of Wednesday's friendly with Northern Ireland, is calm over the rumours linking him with Liverpool, but admits he wants to play in the Premier League at some point in the future.
"I have not heard anything concrete about it from Borussia," Nordtveit told Nettavisen. "If it is just rumours or not I do not know.
"Borussia want me to focus 100 per cent on the job I have now. It is best we look at it after the season.
"I would like to continue my progress next year."
Asked if he would like another crack at English football, Nordtveit said: "Yes, absolutely. Premier League is a great league and it's every boy's dream to play there.
"I said that I will play there once in a lifetime. Whether it happens in one year, five years or ten years.
"It is always flattering to be linked to clubs like this, even if it's just rumours.
"It is positive and shows that I'm doing something right."