Lille defender Simon Kjaer has hinted at a move to the Premier League next season, despite insisting that he is happy at his current club.
The 25-year-old, who joined Lille from Wolfsburg for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2013, has managed to establish himself as one of the most consistent centre-backs in Europe.
And despite claiming that he is very happy in France, the Dane admits that he would move to the Premier League if he gets a chance.
"I am not in a hurry to leave France. My family and I enjoy living in Lille and I enjoy playing for LOSC," Kjaer told Goal. "But, at 25, I have to plan for the best years of my career and England could very well be my next destination. I've considered a move to England before but, next summer, it could happen."
Despite Kjaer, who was linked to Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the past, insisting that he is comfortable moving to any Preimer League side, he is being tipped to join Liverpool, the club his family supports.
"It's not a secret that my family are Liverpool fans and a move to Liverpool would make my family happy but they support me more than they support anything else so they are happy wherever I go as long as I am happy," the Denmark international pointed out.
"And I am a player, not a fan, so I would choose the club that is the best place for me to play my football and where my family would be happy."
Kjaer also feels that Ligue 1 is very similar to the Premier League and players find it easier to adapt to the English style of football if they have played in France.
"I believe that the French Ligue 1 is a good stepping stone for anybody for a move to the Premier League," Kjaer added. "You see a lot of players crossing the Channel to play in England and I understand why."
"In many ways the style of Ligue 1 is much more physical than in some of the other big leagues and it would be more difficult going from the Serie A to Premier League because the style of play is very different."