Sami Khedira still nurtures the childhood dream of playing for a Premier League club before he retires from professional football as he is currently suffering rejection at Italian Serie A side Juventus. He has not played any game for the club so far this season despite training with the team.
Khedira who used to be one of the most sought-after central midfielders in the world is now 33-year-old. His age coupled with injuries has made it almost impossible for him to continue to be a force at Juventus.
The Germany international has been playing for Juventus since 2015 after leaving Real Madrid where he spent 5 successful years. Before things went sour for him, Khedira had scored 21 goals and provided 13 assists in 145 games for Juventus within the last 5 years. This performance has won him 5 Serie A titles, three Coppa Italian, and one Supercoppa.
He also did very well while at Real Madrid where he scored 9 goals and provided 13 assists in 161 games. This performance won him one La Liga title, two Copa del Rey, one UEFA Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup, and other titles.
Sami Khedira is among the few footballers that have won at least three domestic titles in three of the top leagues in Europe. He has won a La Liga title with Real Madrid, 5 Serie A titles with Juventus, and a Bundesliga title with VfB Stuttgart in the 2006-2007 season.
Hence, the German football icon wishes to get a club in the Premier League so that he can fulfill his childhood dream of playing in an English club and probably increase his chances of returning to the set-up of the German national team ahead of Euro 2020.
“When I was a child it was always a big dream of mine to be a Premier League player,” Khedira told Sky Germany.
“I am really happy and satisfied with my career until now but one thing is still missing because I always had this dream and it has never come true… to be a part of the Premier League.
“I have watched so many Premier League games since I was young [but] even now I am following the Premier League a lot.
“I enjoyed always playing with my teams to play in the Champions League against the English clubs. The atmosphere, the style, and the idea of football have always impressed me.
“If it is possible it will for sure be a really big dream [come true] and honor to be a part of the Premier League.”
Just like how Sami Khedira is no longer relevant at Juventus, so has he lost his relevance in his national team after playing 77 games, scoring 7 goals, and providing 9 assists between 2009 and 2018.
The last time Khedira played for Germany was on June 27, 2018, in a group stage match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against South Korea. He currently has less than a season on his current contract with Juventus which will expire in June 2021. It is left to see which Premier League club will come for his services.