The Paraguayan footballer Lucas Barrios, who is regarded as one of the country’s best talents, has said that there is a possibility of leaving the Chinese league in favour of the English Premier league.
The player is currently with the Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, but he has recently revealed that he thinks his future might be elsewhere due to the interest from various clubs like Manchester city and Arsenal. The 28-year-old is regarded as one of the finest strikers from Paraguay. He rose to fame during his spell with the German club Borussia Dortmund when he was one of the feared strikers in Europe.
During the period from 2009 to 2012, the player was almost irreplaceable for the German club Borussia Dortmund. His agent has recently revealed that he is looking for a move away from the Asian continent. This has alerted the clubs like Manchester city and Arsenal, who are on the lookout for a striker capable of putting the ball in the back of the net. Despite signing the players like Lukas Podolski in the summer, Arsenal have found it tough to replace Robin van Persie. Hence, they are expected to sell the likes of Marouane Chamakh and bring in Lucas Barrios.
“My agent is going to China to discuss my future with the Guangzhou Evergrande board. I am happy that clubs in Italy, England and Germany are tracking me and I want to play there,” said the player in a recent review given to skysports. The Chinese club is one of the richest in the world. Their star player Dario Conca is reportedly on a contract worth around £ 200,000 per week, while Lucas Barrios is also closer to that pay packet. However, he is looking to play the rest of his career in a top league against the best players.