I want to play in Europe’s top five leagues – Bernard Tekpetey

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Ghana international, Bernard Tekpetey, says he has set sights on a move to one of Europe’s top five leagues in the coming transfer windows.

The forward has been with Ludogorets Ragrad since leaving Schalke permanently during the 2021 summer transfer window after several loans.

The 25-year-old joined the German side at a tender age in 2016, playing in the youth ranks before joining the first team, where his game time was limited, leading to loan spells away from the club.

I want to play in Europe's top five leagues - Bernard Tekpetey

However, his time in Bulgaria so far has gone well for him so far scoring 24 goals and providing 26 assists in 109 appearances.

In an interview with Joy Sports, the Ghanaian declared his intention to return to one of Europe’s top five leagues having played in the Bundesliga with Schalke.

“The club [Ludogorets] is trying to do everything for me to be happy and stay and for me, I am trying to be patient because I have a lot of offers but it’s not on my side [to decide],” he said.

“We will see what will happen in the next four months or the next window. For sure, I want to have a new challenge.”

“I want to see myself playing in England or any of the top five leagues, even if it is to go back to Germany.”

The once-upon-a-time Black Stars player also added that he grew up supporting Manchester United and had Luis Nani as his mentor.

I want to play in Europe's top five leagues - Bernard Tekpetey

“When I was young, I was a [Manchester] United fan but that doesn’t mean if a club like Arsenal or Tottenham come calling, I won’t go,” he continued.

“When Nani was playing there, that is when I started supporting United because I was learning a lot there. I looked up to him, the way he played, his speed and how he used both feet. I had his videos and that is how I have improved as well.”

Source: myJoy