Sami Khedira reveals plan to quit Juventus for Premier League move as he hails ‘amazing personalities’ of former bosses Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti
- Sami Khedira is looking for the last big move in his decorated career in January
- Juventus midfielder has fallen out of favour in Turin and wants to leave the club
- German is targeting Premier League switch and has connections in England
- Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho are both familiar with Khedira’s qualities
Sami Khedira wants a move to the Premier League having fallen out of favour at Juventus.
The 33-year-old last appeared for the Turin club back in June and has effectively been frozen out by Andrea Pirlo given his lack of game time.
Khedira, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, could be released early by Juventus to save money and wants to experience England’s top flight.
Sami Khedira has been training with Juventus but not getting a chance with the first team
His current deal runs out in the summer but Juventus would like him off the wage bill as Khedira is just training with the squad having not played a minute this season.
Khedira still feels he has plenty to offer having won five Serie A titles since joining Juventus from Real Madrid in 2015.
He told the Athletic: ‘The Premier League is still missing in my collection, to play there would be the icing on the cake. I’ve done extra sessions with fitness coaches to get myself ready for the pace and intensity.’
Khedira admires former manager Jose Mourinho and wants a Premier League move
Khedira has been ramping up his fitness sessions to get ready for increased intensity
Khedira even tapped up Tottenham boss for advice over his next move with the manager telling him to follow his heart.
The German is highly complementary of his former Real boss, adding: ‘If you don’t perform, you’ll get it in the neck. But you understand that’s because he values you as a player. That’s how I’ve become the player and the person I am today.
‘It’s only when he stops talking to you that you need to worry, by the way. Then you need to watch out. I’m so pleased that he’s doing so well at Spurs.’
Carlo Ancelotti (left) is another former Real Madrid boss Khedira worked with who is now managing in the Premier League with Everton
Another current Premier League boss who Khedira namechecked is Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti.
He added: ‘We’ve kept in contact over the years. Him and Jose are both amazing personalities from whom I’ve learned so much, about the game and about myself.
‘They’re both at clubs that play an important role in the league. So let’s see what happens.’
With the January transfer window on the verge of opening, a number of other clubs in England’s top flight may also be interested to hear Khedira’s comments.
Evidently he is ready for the next chapter of his decorated career and a short-term deal for the 33-year-old could also appeal to teams other than Spurs and Everton.