Moutinho still dreaming of EPL switch

AS Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho admits he would still like to compete in the English Premier League if the opportunity were to arise.

Moutinho was considered one of the brightest Portuguese talents when he burst onto the scene as 17-year-old alongside midfielder's Nani and Miguel Veloso.

He went on to establish himself in the Sporting squad and the Portugal national team, while also becoming the youngest ever captain for Verde e brancos at 19-years of age.

His ability to play on either flank or take up attacking or defensive midfield roles made him a sought after prospect, and after 258 games in six seasons at the club – he joined domestic rivals FC Porto.

Three seasons at Dragoes saw him feature 140 times, winning three league titles and the UEFA Europa League before his move to Monaco alongside teammate James Rodríguez for a combined fee believed to be around €70 million.

Now in his fourth season in Ligue 1, the 94-timed capped Portugal midfielder admits he always wanted to play in England.

"I have always said that I'd like to play in England one day," he told Le Parisien. "But for the moment, I'm happy in Monaco. 

"I'm going to continue giving my best until the two parties decide to go their separate ways. Right now, it's not on the agenda."

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