Liverpool have been buoyed after Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi revealed he wants to come to the Premier League.
The Nigerian international has impessed in Serie A this term resulting in interest from Anfield.
The 21-year-old midfielder has the physicality to thrive in England and has admitted he dreams of one day playing in the Premier League.
The Premier League in my future? I have always dreamed of being a professional footballer and here I am in Italy, he told Mtnfootball. Of course I would like to play in England, but we must keep our feet on the ground and worry about the present. Onazi has emerged through the youth side at Lazio and after making just eight starts last season has been a regular fixture in the side this season making 22 appearances.
Although a defensive-minded player he has weighed in with one goal and three assists in all competitions this season and is known for being a composed passer with good vision. Despite his youth, Onazi already has 18 caps at senior level for Nigeria, for whom he has also won the African Cup of Nations.