Mourinho signals for Sahin to sign up for English education

REAL Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he wants midfielder Nuri Sahin to move to a Premier League club, even though he has no preference about which one it is.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are all highly interested in the talented Turkey midfielder but amid suggestions that Mourinho would prefer him to move to Liverpool to develop under his friend Brendan Rodgers, the decorated Portuguese is adamant that only experience of the Premier League is the priority.

“The Premier League is a good place for players to pick up certain characteristics which he does not have,” Mourinho said. “It is all the same to me, though, which club he goes to.

“I just hope that it happens soon for him, as it is best for him. Liverpool, Arsenal or Spurs – I have no preference.”

Though a promising individual, Mourinho’s preference to persist with the greater experience of Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira has stalled Sahin’s development at the Bernabeu, and the anticipated imminent arrival of Tottenham’s Luka Modric would considerably worsen that.