Axel Witsel has once again reiterated his desire to leave Zenit St Petersburg in the summer.
The former Benfica midfielder is one of the stars in the Russian Premier League. However, he has been unhappy with life at Zenit St Petersburg for quite a while. He moved to the Russian club in 2012 amidst several offers from top European clubs. He chose to enjoy the riches of Zenit St Petersburg, who recently signed Yuri Zhirkov, rather than the possibility of playing at a club where winning the Champions League is a possibility. The 27-year-old has finally admitted that he would like to play in a league where there is prominence.
Juventus and Manchester United have been previously linked with his services, but it remains to be seen if they will come in with a concrete offer given that he is almost about to enter into his 30s.Witsel has the chance to impress potential suitors by performing well for Belgium at the upcoming Euro 2016. Since his debut for the national team in 2008,Witsel has been a key figure and has made more than 60 appearances. Aware that securing a move at this time in his career will be difficult,Witsel also claimed that he is not 100% sure about his departure from the club.
“I still have a contract for one more year come June and the club know how I feel. I would like to play in a bigger league.I cannot say that I will 100 percent leave, but we have not held talks over a new deal and my intention is to leave this summer. I want to focus on finishing the season on a high, then there’s the Euros and then we will see what happens.I spoke to a number of clubs last summer, but it was not about money for Zenit. They wanted to keep me because of the Champions League,” said Witsel.