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Zambia strike hero targeted by Premier League trio
by Warren Haughton in talkSPORT
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka has issued a come-and-get-me plea to the Premier League - with Arsenal, Newcastle and Fulham all monitoring his progress.
The Young Boys hitman played a major part in the Copper Bullets winning the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history earlier this month and is seen as one African football’s hottest prospects.
Mayuka, who joined Young Boys from Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2010, is the Swiss side's top scorer this season having netted six times.
But the 21-year-old now wants to make the move to one of Europe’s top leagues, with the Premier League his preferred destination.
Arsenal, Newcastle and Fulham have already showed an interest in the 21-year-old, but the English trio face a fight on their hands with a number of other European sides weighing up moves.
Mayuka's agent James Barrett told talkSPORT: "There has been interest shown from Arsenal, Newcastle and Fulham. Emmanuel wants to play in the Premier League, which he feels is the best in the world, but there is more concrete interest from other European clubs."
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