Michael Bradley has intimated an interest in joining Serie A side Palermo this summer, and admits he is flattered by rumours of bigger clubs tracking him.
The American international spent the 2011-12 campaign on loan at Chievo, impressing enough to quickly earn a regular spot in the starting line-up and since generate plenty of speculation as to his future destination.
One such club looks to be Palermo, who Bradley has welcomed into consideration today.
“Palermo is one of the most important teams in the Italian League,” the midfielder told Calciomercato.it.
“They have a huge audience that follows them and a great tradition. When I played at the Rosanero’s home with Chievo last season, I was fascinated by the beauty of the stadium and the passion transmitted from the fans in the stands.
“In Verona I am very happy, but it is clear that my dream is to one day play for a big club.
“Are Roma and Napoli interested? I read in the papers of possible interest from these teams and obviously it is always nice to see your name linked with such clubs.
“I’m really in love with Italy and its calcio, which is why I’d rather continue my adventure in this country even if I have to leave Chievo.
“My agent is in constant contact with the director Sartori, but right now I only want to do well with my national team and aim to close this season in the best way.”
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