Agent of Belgium star teases at next move amid Milan and Man Utd links

By Oliver Fisher -

The agent of Napoli striker Dries Mertens has flirted with the idea of a move to the Premier League for his client amid links with AC Milan and Inter.

Tuttomercatoweb (via recently noted that Mertens’ contract with Napoli will expire next summer, with a renewal at the moment seemingly not on the cards.

The report added that the situation has attracted the interest of both Milan clubs, who could make an attempt to sign him on a pre-contract deal after January.

However, Mertens has also been linked with Manchester United, as well as north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – who have reportedly held talks with his entourage already.

Now, his representative Federico Pastorello has admitted that Mertens may leave Napoli and head to England.

“If I think about a good opportunity in the market, it would be Mertens from Napoli,” he told Sky Sports News. “He is out of contract [in the summer].

“He is an amazing player. I think he will be soon the best scorer in the history of the club. He has proven himself in the Champions League because he scored in that competition and the national team. I think a player like that, out of contract is an amazing opportunity, even maybe for January.

“Every player really wants to play in the Premier League at least once. So I think he would be very happy to play in the Premier League. I know him very well tactically and technically and I think he can be a successful player for the Premier League.”

The 32-year-old has 117 goals and 69 assists in 300 competitive appearances for the Partenopei.

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