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Yanga-Mbiwa dreaming of England

May 3, 2012
By ESPN staff

Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has iterated his desire to move to the Premier League and says playing for Manchester United would be a dream.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
GettyImagesMapou Yanga-Mbiwa is dreaming of a move to the Premier League

Yanga-Mbiwa, 22, is out of contract in 2013 and is reported to be available for around £7 million.

In November last year, the defender had revealed he was learning English and told France Football: "People live for football in England, and that is what I want to experience. I'll see what offers I get, but English football is incredible. There is more physical contact than in France, but I like that - it suits my style of play."

He has now talked up the possibility of a move to Old Trafford but suggested he would also welcome a move to Arsenal.

"Playing for Manchester United would give great satisfaction and it would mean a dream could become a reality," he told Canal Plus. "Arsenal too are a big team."